I'm a student at Dunwoody School of Technology that has been denied access to certain educational resources because of who my instructor is. People in the same program taught by the other 2 instructors have access to that resource.
I know that sounds weird but long story short I'm dealing with a separate but equal issue within the department that negatively affects me and no one else.
I'm a person of color and I'm paying for School using my GI Bill entitlements.
I went to the head of the department seeking help back in February and was simply told to "hang in there" and that there were no additional resources. 48 hours ago I learned there was an additional resource but I can't use it because of who my instructor is. That resource the student helper would like to help me but can't. He's the student helper; lives in a shelter and can't risk losing that source of income. I don't want to make his reality any harder either.
In my attempts to find a lawyer I spoke to several firms that don't handle these cases but have informed me to keep looking because they have had similar calls from lots of people of a similar nature.
It seems that you have already received sufficient information that you should be looking for a civil rights/education attorney to discuss the matter with. Avvo has a 'Find a Lawyer' program in the top right section of the screen, which you can narrow by categories and location. Hopefully, a MN-licensed attorney can help your situation. Good luck.
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I'm assuming you are in Hennepin County Minnesota. The Hennepin County Bar Association has an attorney referral service based on practice area. AVVO has an attorney referral service also.
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