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Maryland Bars Release of Student Scores to Military

STUDENT PRIVACY—U.S.

May 13, 2010

Maryland's new law barring public high schools from automatically sending student scores from the Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam to military recruiters goes into effect in July, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Although the law is the first of its kind, it follows similar policies in place in Hawaii and at individual school districts. The Maryland Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, which worked toward the passage of the legislation, had argued the military has not been up front about the test's purposes, the report states. Under the new law, students, along with their parents if they are under the age of 18, will have to decide whether to provide the information to the military.
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