Faculty Associates News Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2016

New Policy Brief from May 2016 Colloquium on Race & Class in Special Ed Policy

After an interdisciplinary and interactive colloquium earlier this year, Faculty Associate Jennifer F. Samson (Special Education) and colleague Wendy Cavendish (University of Miami) now release their colloquium summary recommendations. Below is a description of the brief. Download a copy here. Physical copies available at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

On May 17, 2016 the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College hosted a colloquium titled “Intersections of Race and Class in Special Education Policy.” This policy brief is a collection of summary statements and recommendations from participating panelists. The focus of the interactive sessions was to facilitate collaborative problem solving across federal, state, and local education policy stakeholders. It was conducted in four panels with discussion on the following issues: (a) federal policy and monitoring of disproportionality in special education; (b) state and city level reporting and approaches to inequity; (c) legal, ethical, and moral issues at the intersection of race and ability; and (d) parent advocacy. The program included 11 panelists, 4 moderators, and 101 attendees.