How Do You Reconcile Paying for Your Child's College Education w/ Your Conservative Values?
In pretty much every one of the weekly free podcast there is the phrase “skin in the game”. It refers to the conservative belief in the power of ownership and the knowledge that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Anything worth having cost someone something, and the people most invested in caring for it are most likely the ones who spent actual time and effort creating it. How does that belief coexist with paying for a child's college education?
College is a child's first steps into adulthood. It is arguably the most important experience of that young adult's life. Why would we as conservatives not want our children to be personally invested as much as humanly possible in making the most out of that experience? I am not a father. My parents did not pay for my college tuition or housing. My wife and I are planning on starting a family soon and we are talking about this issue. I would be interested to hear what choices/experience the parents here made and whether or not they would do the same thing over again if given the chance.