“The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.” – George Eastman
Every child is entitled to equal access to education. Unfortunately, some children are prevented from participating in a safe learning environment due to discrimination based on their race, age, color, national origin, disability or sex. Whether the discrimination comes from other students, teachers, or school staff/administration, numerous federal laws exist to protect against discrimination in schools.
At Calig Law Firm, we represent students who are denied an equal opportunity to learn in a safe environment. A hostile learning environment may include verbal, written or physical conduct related to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. The conduct must be sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to interfere with or limit a student’s participation in educational programs or activities.
The federal laws, described briefly below, provide a right of redress against the school systems that fail to provide a safe learning environment for students.
If you are concerned and have questions about the treatment of your son or daughter, and are unsatisfied with the response of your school district, contact the Calig Law Firm. Our experienced attorneys can help determine whether the above laws apply to your unique situation.