Remember, no school, NOT ONE, has ever been punished
for releasing FERPA information.
The ONLY punishment for violating FERPA is that the feds may cut off some or all of the federal funds a school receives.
Usually that would be research money.
So, it never gets cut off.
And no student is allowed to sue for violation of FERPA.
So FERPA is a paper tiger.
Except that it is often used as an excuse to cover up
all kinds of mischief.
“Remember, no school, NOT ONE, has ever been punished
for releasing FERPA information.”
And to beat a dead horse, that includes Duke university,
which gave private student info to Nifong to help him
find students to charge with rape (falsely); and then
lied to the court about it afterwards.
As far as the Dept. of Education was concerned, so what?