The Buckley Amendment, or the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), is a federal law that was enacted in November 1984. The law gives parents or "eligible students" (those who are over 18 years old) certain rights with respect to a student's educational records.
Any school that receives federal funding must provide access to or copies of school records to parents or eligible students within 45 days of their request. (It should be noted that schools are not required to provide copies of student records unless the person requesting the records is for some reason unable to review the records otherwise. The school may charge a reasonable fee for copies.)
Parents and eligible students also have the right to ask that information be amended or removed if they feel that it is incorrect. If the revision is not approved by the school, then a formal hearing may be requested. If the request is again denied, then the parent or student may enclose a statement in the record to disclose their view on the disputed information.Learn More
In the United States, the concept of nullification promotes the idea of states' rights in its asserting that a federal law can be resisted or nullified by a state government if that law is found to be one which is not specifically outlined in the U.S. Constitution. The underlying premise behind nullification is that the state should prevail in any disagreement between federal and state power. Supporters of nullification believe that the individual states maintain the right to declare a federal law as unconstitutional.Full Answer >
The Tenth Amendment is important because it keeps the government from becoming too powerful, which would limit the individual liberties of the people. The Tenth Amendment was written to underscore the limited power of the federal government. It states that any powers that are not expressly outlined in the Constitution do not belong to the government; instead, they belong to the states or the people.Full Answer >
The Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a course of conduct to prohibit the federal government from infringing on rights of the U.S. citizen that are not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. Dissimilar to the eight preceding amendments, the Ninth Amendment does not outline or identify liberties and rights. It instead affirms protection for the unmentioned implicit rights of the people.Full Answer >
The Second Amendment of the Constitution stipulates that the rights of people of the United States to possess and bear arms "shall not be infringed." Multiple interpretations of the amendment have prompted controversy over gun carrying in recent years, as of 2014.Full Answer >