Your Rights in Education: Examples

Examples of What Could be Discrimination in Education

Not every unfair act in education is illegal. Below are some examples of what could be illegal discrimination in education.

  • A college will not accept applications from people who are over 50 years old.
  • A teacher treats non-English speaking students unfairly because he/she thinks these students cannot learn, and they should not be in school anyway.
  • An Asian student is bullied a lot at school because of his race. The student tells his/her teachers and the school principal what is happening. The school does nothing about the bullying even though it happens every week.
  • A college takes fewer applications for enrollment from people of color than it does for white people. The college does this because it wants most of its students to be white.

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What To Do

Contact us, do not wait! You have one year from the time the discrimination happened to file a charge with our agency.