Blake Farmer reports:
Tennessee’s attorney general has weighed in on whether school districts can withhold student data from charter schools that want it for recruiting purposes. According to the state’s top attorney, they cannot.
The public school districts in Nashville and Memphis have resisted demands from the state to turn over student information like addresses and grade levels to charters. School board members have expressed concerns about that the data would help charters poach students from district-run schools. They’ve also pointed to a federal privacy statute known as FERPA to say they’re not legally allowed to share student data.
Read more on Nashville NPR.
See…. this is what can happen if you try to pressure parents into NOT opting out and then realize that you don’t want to be sharing information with so-and-so.