Should Your Children Go To College?
Due to the overwhelming increase cost for a college education, many parents are rethinking if the Return on Investment is worth the cost. That’s a real tough question. As a parent and college funding expert, I often wonder about this very issue. I have a 13 year old son who doesn’t quite get the importance of academics. He’s a decent student but can do much better in the classroom. Many of his classmates seem to care more about the social aspect of middle school than preparing for their future careers. I understand your kid is in their early teens and ready to start high school. Why do I get great results only when I ban his weekend access to X Box?
As a 57 year old parent, I’m more worried about my impending retirement more than paying 150K for college. Am I wrong? I’m sure this issue is on many parents minds as well. The baby boomer generation needs to worry about paying for our aging parents as well.
Okay, back to the professional side. Yes, to be successful in the new world economy, students need to prepare for college, trade or technical school. My concern is, do they have the drive to be successful? I coach my kid’s junior basketball team. After practice last night, I had a conversation with a parent regarding the lack of drive with her son’s generation. We were totally on the same page. My blog post was driven by that conversation. We’re probably not alone. What’s your opinion as a parent? Please comment.
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