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.