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Equal Rights to Public Education

image title: Protecting Students: Race and National Origin Discrimination The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that citizenship or immigration status of students, parents, or guardians cannot be used to bar students from public schools (Plyler v. Doe, 1982). OCR works to ensure that schools’ enrollment policies and practices are consistent with Title VI’s prohibition against discrimination based on race, color, or national origin.



Last Modified: 07/12/2023