Push for 'Unit Records' Revived

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Media Outlet: Inside Higher Ed

Amy Laitinen was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on proposed legislation that would overturn a ban on a federal student record system.

(The bill) also includes several measures to protect against privacy violations, including a ban on the sale of the data, a prohibition on access by law enforcement and limits to personally identifiable information. The bill also bars a federal college ranking or ratings system.
“It’s not like all of this new data is being collected,” said Amy Laitinen, director for higher education at New America’s Education Policy program and a vocal advocate for a federal student record system. “We’re talking about data that is already being collected.”

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Amy Laitinen is director for higher education with the Education Policy program at New America. She previously served as a policy advisor on higher education at both the U.S. Department of Education and the White House.