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Eagle Forum Files Briefs in Two Important Cases
Involving the Privacy Rights of Parents and
Students in Public Schools.
On October 12, 2001, Eagle Forum filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Owasso v. Falvo, an important case involving the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law (20 U.S. Code Sec. 1232g) with regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education and enforced by its Family Policy Compliance Office.

In this case, parents challenge a school's practice of peer grading in which students' individual grades were announced to the entire class. Eagle Forum argues that this practice violates FERPA, which provides that schools may not reveal students' education records without parental consent.

Read text of Eagle Forum's brief:
  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format 
  • On June 18, 2001, Eagle Forum filed an amicus curiae brief in the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in C.N. v. Ridgewood, an important case involving the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), a federal law (20 U.S. Code Sec. 1232h) with regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education and enforced by its Family Policy Compliance Office.

    In this case, parents challenge a questionnaire on drug use and sexual behavior that was administered to students in the Ridgewood (N.J.) School District. Eagle Forum argues that the school violated the PPRA because it did not obtain prior, written parental consent before requiring students to reveal sensitive, private information.

    Read text of Eagle Forum's brief:
  • Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format 
  • Further Reading: 
  • Nosy Questionnaire Invades New Jersey Students' Privacy
         (Education Reporter, January 2000)

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