1. FERPA covers students’ educational records to ensure that their information is kept private. All schools that receive funds from the US Department of Education must follow this federal law; however, schools that do not receive funding such as private or religious schools do not have to follow this law. What issues might be presented to students when the school they attend does not have to follow FERPA?
2. “Directory Information” is information in education records that is not considered an invasion of privacy if it is given to others. This includes the students name, address, phone number, date/place of birth, and hobbies and interests (see the link below outline what FSU considers directory information). A school may disclose this information to a third party if it is deemed as “directory information” unless the student has a written exception to protect them. Do you believe that all this information should be available to the general public? Why or why not?