Although I do not know every implication of FERPA for students' privacy while they are under investigation, I think an interesting aspect of Judge Manning's comment is his term "invisibility cloak" to describe how UNC is applying FERPA to the accused athletes. In my opinion, one of the underlying issues of the problems that led to the NCAA investigation of the football program is that many of the athletes live their academic lives as if they are under an "invisibility cloak" held up by their academic support staff protecting them from failing or seeing tough consequences. Maybe if that 'invisibility cloak' were not there in the first place, the football program would not be in its current position that forced the University to use FERPA as an 'invisibility cloak', which is what Judge Manning see the University doing.
Ithink of the underlying issues of the problems that led to the NCAA investigation of the football program is that many of the athletes live their academic lives
It is being found that many students are resorting to violent means at the university and remain hidden from the public view. No university is against the public law and order system and the universities should cooperate with authorities during any investigation.
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