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​Education Discrimination

If you feel you have been the victim of illegal education discrimination, file a complaint or report a bias incident by:

You Have the Right to an Education Free from Illegal Discrimination

In education, it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on:
  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Religious creed
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Handicap or disability
  • The use, handling, or training of service or guide animals for disability
It is also illegal to discriminate against someone because they:
  • Opposed illegal discrimination
  • Filed a complaint
  • Assisted in a complaint investigation
This is called retaliation, and the law protects those who oppose illegal behavior.

To file an education discrimination complaint, you must be a victim or have the authority to act on behalf of a victim.
  • A parent or advocacy organization may file a complaint on behalf of a minor student.


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