Discrimination at School

Discrimination on the basis of one's race, gender, disability, or other protected characteristic is prohibited in education. Most public schools are considered extensions of the government, since they're run by states and usually receive funding from the federal government. Discrimination can occur in admission and enrollment; discipline; assignments; financial aid; and other areas. Private schools that do not receive federal funding (some do) are free to discriminate in admission and enrollment, except in the area of race. But even some states that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, including California, don't extend these protections to schools. Sexual harassment is also a form of discrimination, since it discriminates against