- (A) The Federal Government must be responsive to the growing needs of an increasingly diverse society.
- (B) America’s ethnic profile is rapidly changing. In 2000, 1 of every 3 persons in the United States was a member of a minority group or was limited English proficient.
- (A) The limited English proficient population is the fastest growing in our Nation, and the growth is occurring in many parts of our Nation.
- (B) Studies have documented apparent discrepancies in the levels of referral and placement of limited English proficient children in special education.
- (A) Greater efforts are needed to prevent the intensification of problems connected with mislabeling and high dropout rates among minority children with disabilities.
- (B) More minority children continue to be served in special education than would be expected from the percentage of minority students in the general school population.
- (A) As the number of minority students in special education increases, the number of minority teachers and related services personnel produced in colleges and universities continues to decrease.
- (B) The opportunity for full participation by minority individuals, minority organizations, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in awards for grants and contracts, boards of organizations receiving assistance under this chapter, peer review panels, and training of professionals in the area of special education is essential to obtain greater success in the education of minority children with disabilities.
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