Parents see college primarily as a means of gaining skills for future employment, and are less concerned about giving their kids a once in a lifetime experience. In general, parents are still holding on to four-year college as the ultimate higher educational goal.
Why do parents want their child to go to college?
In our discussions, parents made clear that they believed they had to suppress their own financial anxieties so that they could allow their children’s potential to take precedence. Most often they wanted their children to attend the right college rather than imposing alternatives that might be less expensive.
Why do parents put their kids in private schools?
Students who attend private schools can be more academically challenged, exposed to clearer value systems, given greater access to teachers, and may simply feel safer. Some features parents look for when they turn to the private system include: A specific educational approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf.
How many parents want their children to go to college?
Only a slim majority of parents — 54 percent — still prefer a four-year college for their children. (The Carnegie Corporation is among the funders of The Hechinger Report.)
What percentage of children graduate from college?
That is, by 2018 some 62 percent of students had completed a bachelor’s degree at the same institution where they started in 2012. The 6-year graduation rate was 61 percent at public institutions, 67 percent at private nonprofit institutions, and 25 percent at private for-profit institutions.
How can I get my child back?
Seek Legal Counsel
In order to win back custody of your children, you will most likely need to work with an attorney who has experience winning similar family law cases. To find a good child custody lawyer, start by asking friends and relatives for referrals.