Apparently, there's been a move by some colleges to notify parents when students are drinking. Rachael Larimore expresses skepticism that college kids care what their parents think.
In my relatively limited contact with the emotions of the average undergraduate, I think they very much care what their parents think. When I have caught students plagiarizing, several of them expressed concern about what their parents would say. At least once per semester, I get a student offering a note from their parents as an excuse for a late paper. They often tell me with excitement about how they are discussing the content of the course with their parents.
College students may look sort of adult-like. But detaching from the need for approval from one's parents is a process (I know a few sixty-year-olds who have not done it), and college students are just beginning it. I'm not sure whether our interest in preventing binge drinking is outweighed by our interest in encouraging these kids to grow up. But I do think most college students would indeed be deterred from such behavior if they thought their parents would be notified.
Even Rush - Rush says Trump is caving on his border wall.
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