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ERIC Number: EJ1166815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
The Great Wall of FERPA: Surmounting a Law's Barrier to Assurance of Learning
Lowenstein, Henry
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v33 n1 p129-164 Win 2016
The article begins with a brief review of the overall cost and learning problem confronted in the United States and the relative cost and learning impacts on the nation, moving then to a demonstration of the impact via results from an undergraduate "Legal Studies in Business" course, a key requirement in virtually every school of business baccalaureate degree program. To demonstrate the student learning and intrinsic learning losses from unexcused class absences (UA) the article presents a microanalysis of course embedded measures of one hundred students. The article then provides background on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the changed public and judicial view on the limits of the fundamental rights of individuals aged eighteen to twenty-one in determining an acceptable Age of Responsibility. The article concludes with the recommended solution, modification of FERPA privacy from an age threshold to a payer threshold.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974
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