What Happened to FERPA?

I can’t talk to a student’s parent, because my students are over 18. That’s because of FERPA. I thought everyone had to follow FERPA.

I was reading an article in the St. Petersburg Times when I got quite a jolt.

The journalist apparently interviewed a student. Then they interviewed the teacher. Perhaps they interviewed them together?

This is the shocking quote:

English professor Carmen Simpson said that O’Neal did not know the difference between an adjective and a noun at the beginning. When the class ended last month, O’Neal wrote an acceptable essay and passed the class.

I would be very unhappy if my teacher announced my deficiencies to the newspaper.

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