College Blackout: How the Higher Education Lobby Fought to Keep Students in the Dark

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/files/CollegeBlackout_March10_Noon.pdf

This comprehensive report provides a biased look into state and federal unit record systems.  While it clearly advocates for such systems, it provides a detailed history of how such projects were introduced, by whom, and when, as well as the hurdles they’ve faced.  There is a discussion of student privacy issues, but it is shallow.

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