“In the education arena, Title VI applies to all elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities — public or private — that receive federal financial assistance, and its protection extends to all aspects of these institutions’ programs and activities. Title VI also prohibits denial of equal access to college and career preparatory courses and programs, and to other educational opportunities for English learners, as well and discriminatory discipline, harassment or other barriers to equal education.”- Arne Duncan (quoted from an article by Damon c. Williams, Philadelphia tribune)
Our group has chosen to use this page to show a couple of examples of Title VI being put to use.
To start with lets look at a court case that sited Title VI within the courts judgement and from there give you a link to further explore other cases on your own:
1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_v._Sandoval: In Alexander v. Sandoval, a court case from 2001, Revolves around
Mr. Alexander's enforcing of a policy that required driving tests to be administered in English only, A law suit followed and the court deemed that this was in fact in violation of tenements set by Title VI
2)http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/app/briefs_vi.php: This link will take you to a list of cases in which the court has used standards set by Title VI as the deciding factor in their decisions.
The second part of this page is a link to a site that contains the Civil rights database for K-12 schools in the U.S. These data sheets are in part a direct result of Title VI and help to a degree to track compliance of schools with regulations set within the civil rights act: http://ocrdata.ed.gov/DistrictSchoolSearch