It is best for parents and students to educate themselves about these issues and to have open and honest conversations BEFORE
Some scholars say the law is "widely misunderstood." Others say it's working.
Author Jon Krakauer has spent two years fighting to learn how a University of Montana student escaped expulsion for a sexual assault claim.
Schools were accused of looking at sexual assault victims' therapy history.
The federal government is reviewing how the school navigated a series of complicated laws.
If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the proposed bills, including the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, proposed by Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO), they are all about parental rights, but they only empower students once they turn 18.