To no fit in SG and Just MeI also thought the same thing. I paid my
way through college and graduate school all by myself. Parents do not
authomatically owe their children a college education.
I paid for much of my college education myself, way back in the 60s. At that
time it was possible to get a summer job that would pay most of the expenses for
two semesters of college. That isn't the case now, and jobs are harder to land,
especially summer jobs for young adults who won't be keeping the jobs past
summer. I think students should be responsible for about one-half of college
expenses, and if parents are able they should help fund about that much. My
spouse and I helped our four with about that amount of their college costs, and
I am glad they were able to start married life without student loans.
Re: no fit in SGthanks...just what I was thinking!!! This
entitlement society starts at home. When people have asked me what I have done
to "save" for my "kid's education." I tell them "I try
to teach them to WORK hard at all they do, teach them the value of money, AND
teach them an education is VITAL ( and that means ANY skill, not just 'book
learning'). Many are flabbergasted that I wouldn't save a bunch of money for
them to go to school.
News Flash...........MANY of us do and have gone to college without our
parent's help. It's called setting goals, hard work, and sometimes,
education related loans. One works much harder as Mom and Dad are not paying for
a failed class that you may have to take again. Students do better in college
when they are paying their own way. They also end up with a great sense of
accomplishment.Fortunately, the parent's divorce does not lock up one's