What's Your Problem at School?
Discrimination in public schools comes in many forms, and there are just as many different ways to address it. For some types of discrimination, the laws that we at the ACLU use to combat the discrimination are really clear and well-established. For others, the law is constantly changing and our work may be a little trickier. And for still others, there are few or no protections under the law at all.
Please note that you have far fewer legal rights if you're a student at a private school than you do at a public school. Most of the information here is about public schools. Some problems may be too complicated to figure out from this page alone. Also, just because something may be illegal doesn't mean that a lawsuit is going to be successful or that a lawsuit is the only possible solution. We can help you figure out the best steps to take.
To better understand your rights, what steps you should take to fight back, and how we might be able to help, find the description below that sounds the most like your problem and click on it. You'll then be taken to information on the area of the law that probably covers your situation.
Whether you find an answer here or not, you can always contact us - we might be able to help!