Seven Reasons Not to Send Your Kids to College

<p>Seven</a> Reasons Not to Send Your Kids to College - DailyFinance</p>

<p>Oops, too late now!</p>

<p>^^^
Too late for the author as well. He went to Cornell and Carnegie Mellon.</p>

<p>yes i read it too, the problem is that in the medical field i see people who did not go to college and have no ability to change professions or get retrained if physically injured. "that is all I have ever done" truck driving, welding, clerk, etc. they seem to have no ability to learn new things- computer skills, etc. rarely do i see people that are teachers, nurses, engineers who get hurt and are needing to re-train.</p>

<p>just imagine how much this author could have SAVED had he chosen not to have any kids! ;)</p>

<p>ALOT! however at middle age 40-60 sure seems kind of empty without having kids- in alot of people's lives unless they make a real effort to do something outside of themselves- big brother, volunteer work, etc life seems to have less meaning</p>

<p>Typical financial approach to education. The 7 reasons can all be lumped into one- it may not be the most lucrative way of living. Totally misses the point for those who don't view the world from the business/making money aspect. No consideration for the quality of life or other intangibles. Not all skills can be self taught from books/computers, especially in the sciences. I cringe when I see business publications ranking the best colleges- they only look at monetary costs and benefits and ignore quality issues.</p>

<p>Is it just me, or is there a similar story published about every month or so? It gets a little old.</p>

<p>I am well aware of the cost of sending my kids to college and I am choosing to do so.</p>

<p>Who spends $200,000 to send their kid to college? Not us. ;)</p>

<p>We agree that there are better uses for that kind of money.</p>

<p>And it's also a good thing to travel the world, volunteer, and/or start a business. But that piece of paper is valuable and in some of his "reasons" he admits that.</p>

<p>Note that these are reasons not to send YOUR kids to college--they don't apply to MY kids (or the author's, most likely).</p>

<p>For everyone like me who met their future spouse at college, there is another very good reason to attend college. Where else could you meet so many similar people to you? Age, intelligence, really everything. I loved the four years I was at college. It was so much more than just classes. I can't imagine not giving every kid who qualifies and wants to go to college the chance to do so.</p>