For Students With Disabilities, Access to Testing Accommodations Depends on Income and Race

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High school students in the wealthiest one percent of school districts are more than twice as likely to receive testing accommodations than the national average. That's according to a recent New York Times investigation which found a "glaring wealth gap" in so-called 504 designations, which provide students extra time on classroom and standardized tests. The report also found significant racial disparities among students who obtain 504 plans. We'll discuss the report, and we want to hear from you: if you have attempted to obtain academic accommodations, what has been your experience?

Guests:

Dana Goldstein, national correspondent, The New York Times

Cheryl Theis, education advocate at the Parent Training and Information Center, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

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