noun. a phenomenon wherein, at levels spanning from local schools to national trends in education, kids who are members of ethnic minority sects are at an elevated risk of being categorized as special education pupils.

OVERCLASSIFICATION: "The over classification of the Spanish-speaking population of students was highly disregarded at last night's Parent-Teacher meeting."
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