Should Parents Be Required to Pay For Their Kids College Education?

Today's social dilemma came about after talking with a friend of mine about her kids and college.  She has four kids, ages 16, 13, 10 and 8.   She and her husband both work and are a classic middle class family.   She is worrying because she knows that there is no way they are going to be able to pay for their kids college education.  Her 16 year old is picking out schools that he wants to go to, but she knows they can't afford it.   He's giving his parents a hard time, telling them that all his friends parents are paying for their kids to go to college.   I may be in the minority here, but I don't think parents should be required to pay for their kids college education.  I think  it's great if you can afford it and want to do it, but if not, I think it's fine.   Kids can do what we all did, and take out student loans.   I don't think there's anything wrong with an 18 year old being responsible for his or her education.   So I say it's fine for kids to take out loans.   It teaches responsibility.  A child is less likely to ditch class if he or she knows it's their money that's paying for it, etc.   I say parents should not have to pay for their child's college education.   What do you think?   Let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.  

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