The disproportionate representation of Black Students in special education has been the most persistent unsolved issues in the field of education, defying a simple explanation for its causes and remedies. The problem has been well documented in empirical literature, since Dunn's (1968) seminal article on the over-representation of minorities in special education. Yet, to date, many of the same problematic issues identified over four decades ago are still prevalent throughout all levels of education.

By David R. Grice, Ph.D.

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