Raise the drinking age to 21 or lose 10 percent of your federal highway funds.
That’s what Congress told state governments in 1984. And all 50 states raised the drinking to age 21.
College presidents and chancellors who support the Amethyst Initiative say the federal government’s efforts to reduce drinking among youth failed, especially among college students. They say:
A culture of dangerous, clandestine “binge-drinking”—often conducted off-campus—has developed.