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Hey Kids

You may be in college, but you and your parents still think you have some growing up to do:

The study asked the parents of 392 college students from four campuses—a public university on the West Coast, another in the Midwest, a liberal-arts college, and a private religious university in the mid-Atlantic region—if their children had reached adulthood.
Only 16 percent of the mothers and 19 percent of the fathers in the study agreed that their college-age students were adults. The students in the survey responded in a similar manner, with 16 percent saying they were adults.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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