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Society of Professional Journalists Call for FERPA Reform

At its recent annual meeting, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) unanimously adopted a resolution calling for revision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  According to a report by the Student Press Law Center, SPJ Freedom of Information Committee Chairman Dave Cuillier said

[T]he need for a resolution on student privacy came about several years ago when the Columbus Dispatch did an investigation on abuse of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Since that time, many journalists continue to have access problems.  We want to make sure this issue stays alive because this is a huge problem.

The Resolution in its entirety appears here: