FERPA On-Line Tutorial

Consider this hypothetical situation.

At the end of the semester, Ricki is concerned about Sam’s performance in her algebra class. Hoping to humiliate him into studying hard for the final, Ricki announces to the entire class: “Sam has earned nothing but D’s and F’s this semester. I’m sure he would appreciate any help you can give him in studying for the final exam.”

Has Ricki violated Sam’s FERPA rights?