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20 USC 1703

TITLE 20--EDUCATION

CHAPTER 39--EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND TRANSPORTATION OF
STUDENTS

SUBCHAPTER I--EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Part 2--Unlawful Practices


Sec. 1703. Denial of equal educational opportunity prohibited

No State shall deny equal educational opportunity to an individual
on account of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, by--
(a) the deliberate segregation by an educational agency of
students on the basis of race, color, or national origin among or
within schools;
(b) the failure of an educational agency which has formerly
practiced such deliberate segregation to take affirmative steps,
consistent with part 4 of this subchapter, to remove the vestiges of
a dual school system;
(c) the assignment by an educational agency of a student to a
school, other than the one closest to his or her place of residence
within the school district in which he or she resides, if the
assignment results in a greater degree of segregation of students on
the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin among the schools
of such agency than would result if such student were assigned to
the school closest to his or her place of residence within the
school district of such agency providing the appropriate grade level
and type of education for such student;
(d) discrimination by an educational agency on the basis of
race, color, or national origin in the employment, employment
conditions, or assignment to schools of its faculty or staff, except
to fulfill the purposes of subsection (f) below;
(e) the transfer by an educational agency, whether voluntary or
otherwise, of a student from one school to another if the purpose
and effect of such transfer is to increase segregation of students
on the basis of race, color, or national origin among the schools of
such agency; or
(f) the failure by an educational agency to take appropriate
action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation
by its students in its instructional programs.

(Pub. L. 93-380, title II, Sec. 204, Aug. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 515.)

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in section 7402 of this title.


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