Education: Adults at 18

Since the 26th Amendment in 1971 gave 18-year-olds the right to vote, almost half of the states in the nation now consider 18 rather than 21 the age of adulthood. This includes almost all college undergraduates, and the redefinition of the legal age virtually dooms the tradition of colleges acting in loco parentis. To survey the future changes in campus life, the Council of Student Personnel Associations in Higher Education commissioned a study by University of Georgia Education Professor D. Parker Young. Some of Young's observations on the social implications of adulthood at 18:

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