Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

Organization: Cardozo Law Review
Author: Mary Margaret Penrose
Published: April 1, 2012

This article hopes to argue for a change in the dynamic that means schools’ inverted resort to FERPA is not truly to advance “student privacy,” but rather a convenient defense to salvage the school’s own reputation.  It argues that athletics are simply too profitable to provide open records access, and FERPA is being used to protect athletic departments more than the athletes themselves.