FERPA: Another Instance of Federal Overreach

by George Leef

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Steven Roy Goodman takes a critical look at FERPA (the Family and Educational Rights Privacy Act) and argues that it often impedes access to key information about college students.

Congress should never have started to meddle in higher education, and FERPA is another demonstration of why the Founders wanted to keep most aspects of life out of federal control.