USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

Title

Hypocrisy, State Policy, and African American Students With Disabilities: The Guise of Access

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Karen Ramlackhan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas’s Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit, theorized TTPP’s broader effect on the social stratification and creation of policy “winners” and “losers.” Results from multilevel logistic regression models indicate African American students are nearly twice as likely to be identified with disabilities as their peers and are the least likely to earn a college preparatory diploma in Texas.

Language

English

Publisher

Educational Policy

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