Bill Would Protect Home Schoolers’ Records

Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois has introduced a bill that would give greater protection to the education records of home schoolers. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) currently protects the privacy of student records for those who attend schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. It gives certain rights that transfer to "eligible students" when they reach the age of 18 or attend school beyond the high school level. However, since home schoolers are not covered by that measure, Representative Hultgren sees room for correction. Read more (full article on