I believe in higher education but it's not for everybody. I have 7 children....there are three B.S. degrees, 2 associate degrees, 1 drop out and 1 never went. They all have very good jobs and are happy with their decisions. At some point, we have to let our children decide for themselves what they want out of life. As for myself, I have a dual B.S. degree. At the time I got it, I wanted to hand it to my parents and say, "Here's YOUR degree....now can I get on with my life?" They pushed too hard and even though I got the degree, I didn't study like I would have if it was my decision. Talk with your children, help them make good choices but then step back and let them grow up.