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ERIC Number: ED140380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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The Buckley Amendment.
Sirgiovanni, George
This report discusses the passage and implications of the 1974 Buckley Amendment, which completely reversed policy on disclosure of school records. Two features are central to the amendment: the student may inspect nearly every school record that concerns him or her, and the school is prohibited from divulging most aspects of a student's record to anyone without acquiring parental permission. Special attention is given to initial reaction to the law; to the problem caused by the amendment, concerning recommendation letters; and to interpretation of the wording of the bill. Student response to the legislation, regulations concerning the Buckley Amendment, and the outcome of public hearings are also examined. It is concluded that, although potential pitfalls surround the bill, it still provides students with access that, only a few years before, would have been unthinkable. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.