Published: Thursday, Oct. 17 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Studies show that there is a strong correlation between academic success in
college and those students who did not have their parents foot the bill.
Yes, I went to college at BYU. Yes, I have 7 kids. Yes, college is very
expensive. Yes, every little bit helps. But--seriously, people, in a
country (the U.S.) where 2/3 of the adults still don't have bachelor's
degrees and many of them do fine in life anyway, does anyone else in the world
besides me see this sort of article now only as fear-based marketing/advertising
designed to keep college staff and college savings program staff in their
current jobs for life and living in the style to which they'd like to
Best way to handicap a child, is to give them everything.I,ve seen
many put their way through college, and were better for it.It's
not easy, but very rewarding.
I wished that there would have been a BYU California for my children, instead of
the other options of Provo, Idaho and Hawaii. All of which are too distant and
costly, for that reason. As it is, my tithing goes to support out-of-state
church educational opportunities. We get told that the local institute programs
are a good alternative for our daughters to mingle with eligible young men.
Well, not here. As a result my daughters were left with sad choices. Let's
be truthful. It's still a Utah centric opportunity.
I think I want to have my house payed for to get rid of the interest payments. I
think I would like to take care of my wife so she has enough if I reach my
expropriation date before her. than I think I could help my kids with a house,
only if they have good intentions and good manners, and share the spirit of
things. If they want to go to collage, get a scholarship.
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