Lower the drinking age?

by Dave on August 18, 2008


 A new debate in America is surfacing on college campuses.  Should we lower the drinking age?

The Office of Highway Safety reports that all three of Delaware’s colleges to do not support this initiative, but Duke, Maryland, and Ohio State, to name a few, are in favor.  For more info go to www.chooseresponsibility.org.

Choose Responsibility is a non-profit organization founded in 2007. Following a 2004 op-ed in the New York Times titled “What Your College President Didn’t Tell You” President Emeritus John M. McCardell Jr. of Middlebury College was approached by the Robertson Foundation, a foundation interested in investigating the consequences of the 21 year-old drinking age. The Effects of the 21 Year-Old Drinking Age: A White Paper was completed in September 2006 after more than a year of writing and research by McCardell and a team of assistants. Upon the report’s positive review, McCardell received additional funds to start Choose Responsibility.

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