Education discrimination refers to the unfair or prejudiced treatment of individuals or groups based on certain characteristics such as their race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age, in the context of education. This kind of discrimination can manifest in various ways, such as unequal access to educational resources, biased treatment within educational settings, discriminatory school policies, or harassment.
Minnesota Education Discrimination Attorney
As a Minnesota civil rights attorney, I am passionate about working towards eliminating discrimination in our schools. I have handled a number of cases involving unlawful discrimination by educational entities and am proud of the impact my work has had.
If your child has been the victim of discrimination at the hands of school officials, please consider submitting a free online case review today.
State and Federal Law Prohibit Education Discrimination
In the United States, several laws prohibit education discrimination. For example:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: Prohibits sex discrimination in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Prohibit discrimination based on disability in public and private schools, respectively.
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975: Prohibits age discrimination in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
The Minnesota Human Rights Act: Prohibits most schools from discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability.