May 122010
 May 12, 2010  Posted by  Youth & Schools

Kathleen Miller of the Associated Press reports:

A first-of-its-kind law bars public high schools in Maryland from automatically sending student scores on a widely used military aptitude test to recruiters, a practice that critics say was giving the armed forces backdoor access to young people without their parents’ consent.

This is really big in terms of student privacy. For years, parents have had the right to opt-out of having their children’s records sent, but despite periodic news coverage, most parents either never seem to find out about that right or don’t follow up by signing the opt-out form.

Read more of the AP’s coverage on Deseret News.

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