ERIC Number: ED090796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Supreme Court of the United States, Lau et al. v. Nichols et al.
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
With this decision the Supreme Court of the United States reversed the judgments of lower courts and found that the failure of the San Francisco school system to provide English language instruction to approximately 1,800 students of Chinese ancestry who do not speak English denies them a meaningful opportunity to participate in the public educational program. The school system is therefore in violation of Section 601 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination based "on the ground of race, color, or national origin," in "any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance," and the implementing regulations of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. (Author/PM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Francisco)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964