April 22, 2018
Note: FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, a federal law). It governs access of educational information and records to public entities (potential employers, foreign governments, publicly funded educational institutions, …)
It was designed to protect information of children, but that protection no longer exists.
Donna Garner alerts us to efforts to bring back protection of private data of students and families.
From: Donna Garner <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7:20 AM
To: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: COALITION CALLS ON CONGRESS TO REWRITE FERPA– PROTECT CHILDREN’S PERSONAL DATA — TAE- 4.17.18
4.17.18 – Truth in American Education
“Coalition Calls on Congress to Rewrite FERPA”
On Tuesday, American Principles Project and individuals from more than 100 organizations including Education Liberty Watch and Eagle Forum called on Congress to rewrite the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In a letter to the House Education and Workforce Committee, they implored Congress to recognize that citizens have a property interest in their personal data and that Congress should protect that interest. Continue reading