You have some concerns about one of the students in your class. You have a good friend who is a faculty member in the English Department, and you ask him to come to your private office to talk about the student. About 10 minutes into the conversation, you turn toward the door and see the specific student standing in your office doorway. Obviously, she has been listening to the conversation for a while. Have any legal or ethical rights of the student been breached? What would you do next?
Based on the scenario, discussing the student with another teacher can be considered a teacher’s job more so when it involves planning strategies that can help the student improve. In reference to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), teachers are responsible for holding every student’s data in confidence and sharing it only with necessary parties such as parents, other teachers, and administrators (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, 2020). As such, teachers can keep students data both private and confidential. In this context, the teacher was discussing one of the students with another educator, which is consistent with the law. The