Student Privacy’s History of Unintended Consequences

It’s hard to imagine a school not being able to print a student’s name on the honor roll, announce their name at the start of a sporting event, or share relevant financial aid information… But all of that has happened in recent years as states have passed more than 100 new student privacy laws, and schools have struggled with the scope of these new mandates. My latest article, recently published in the Seton Hall University School of Law Legislative Journal, discusses the history of FERPA, recent state-level activities, and the consequences of student privacy legislation being enacted without a full understanding of the school-based realities in which the new laws will be applied. Check it out here: