ERIC Number: ED414634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of the Civil Rights Laws.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
In the last 3 decades, Congress has enacted a number of civil rights statutes prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. These statutes are: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting sex discrimination); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (prohibiting disability discrimination); Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (prohibiting disability discrimination by public entities); and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (prohibiting age discrimination). This publication provides information about the impact of the civil rights laws, along with other efforts at the national, state, and local level, in bringing about equal access and opportunity for all students. It presents statistics that show progress toward removing racial, gender, disability, and age barriers to educational opportunity. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination Act 1975; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Education Amendments 1972; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Title IX Education Amendments 1972