Jun 25, 2016

Saturday Data. Or lack Thereof.

   Alabama State University may have won the battle, but the war is not over. 
     The Alabama Supreme Court sided with ASU on the release of information about student athletes who lost their scholarships.

     ASU argued that that data, even with information redacted, was private. And in an 8-0 vote the Alabama Supreme Court agreed with the University.

     But ASU is a public college funded partly by state monies, and it is in the interest of the public to know how many students accept scholarships money but then fail to meet the qualifications.


     This sounds like a very narrow ruling based on federal rules over a particular financial aid form. Surely the University can make the same data available without compromising the privacy issues on which the court ruled?  

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