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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

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Total Cost: $174,209.21



Senators:

BOND, CHRISTOPHER S
Total Cost: $5,404.39
Rank: 492 (out of 638)

ASHCROFT, JOHN D
Total Cost: $1,507.18
Rank: 582 (out of 638)

CARNAHAN, JEAN
Total Cost: $982.62
Rank: 599 (out of 638)

Total spent on senators:
$7,894.19

Representatives:

EMERSON, JO ANN H
Total Cost: $43,900.42
Rank: 145 (out of 638)

BLUNT, ROY
Total Cost: $35,427.93
Rank: 183 (out of 638)

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR
Total Cost: $25,398.03
Rank: 255 (out of 638)

CARNAHAN, JOHN RUSSELL
Total Cost: $20,088.74
Rank: 301 (out of 638)

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A
Total Cost: $14,390.40
Rank: 375 (out of 638)

MCCARTHY, KAREN
Total Cost: $11,274.91
Rank: 411 (out of 638)

GRAVES, SAMUEL B (SAM)
Total Cost: $5,264.13
Rank: 495 (out of 638)

DANNER, PAT
Total Cost: $2,847.00
Rank: 537 (out of 638)

SKELTON, IKE
Total Cost: $2,570.03
Rank: 543 (out of 638)

CLEAVER, EMANUEL II
Total Cost: $2,141.18
Rank: 560 (out of 638)

HULSHOF, KENNY CHARLES
Total Cost: $1,911.34
Rank: 565 (out of 638)

AKIN, WILLIAM TODD
Total Cost: $669.91
Rank: 611 (out of 638)

CLAY, WILLIAM LACY JR
Total Cost: $431.00
Rank: 622 (out of 638)

Total spent on representatives:
$166,315.02

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.