Each year parents with kids of college age keep a dismal eye on college tuition and wonder if they can afford to send their children to school.
Children agree with their parents and once they are out of high school, they are heartily sick of the learning structure of school and want nothing more than to "do their own thing."
"One of the best investments a parent could make."
A college education is expensive and in many cases, time-consuming, but overall, a college education is a valuable tool for a child.
It will provide them with not only book learning, but also the tools of how to learn and how to get along in an adult society.
A college education is one of the most important investments that parents can provide to their children.
Provides better economic opportunities
A higher education will provide more educational and economic opportunities for graduating students.
College graduates earn more money than those who don't attend school after high school do.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1998, average annual earnings were $25,900 for a high school graduate, $45,400 for college graduates, and $99, 300 for workers with professional degrees (M.D., J.D., D.D.S. or D.V.M).
Personal Benefits of Education
Individuals with college degrees are, for the most part, healthier and more likely to be employed.
They have longer life spans, better access to health care and greater job satisfaction.
Less likely to engage in criminal activity.
Other Positive Aspects to Education
Colleges bring bright, smart people together in an environment where they have time to read, reflect, explore, listen, argue and stretch their known boundaries.
Helps to prepare the student for the exercise of personal freedoms that we enjoy.
Improving the future
Education is something that can be passed...