U.S. Supreme Court Rules Peer Grading In Schools Doesn't Violate Federal Privacy Law

The Supreme Court yesterday overturned a 1998 case that originated when Oklahoma parent Kristja J. Falvo filed a lawsuit alleging her son was embarrassed when other students learned about his grades. Falvo's lawyers had successfully argued that graded papers are private "education records" to be maintained by administrators. However, the new court decision says student-graded papers don't fall under the same definition.

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