Spare the Rigor, Spoil the Learning

It is time for the faculties of American colleges and universities to take teaching—and their students’ futures—more seriously.

Faculty Forum

Since the passage of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (commonly referred
 to as the Buckley Amendment or FERPA) in 1974, it has been well established that student grades should not be shared with anyone, not even a parent who is paying the tuition bill. It’s time to question the efficacy of this law. In fact, a greater good could be served by making students’ grades public at public colleges and universities.

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