I just paid my son's college tuition bill... so why am I smiling?!?

Written on
July 28, 2023
Peter Hostrawser

I'm smiling because my son chose to start his education journey at a community college, and I couldn't be prouder of this decision! 🌟

In a world where major universities come with major costs, my son and I shrugged off the pressure and narrative surrounding prestigious institutions. We understood that he is still figuring out his path - what he wants to study and where he wants to go in life.

Pushing him into a four-year college with a hefty tuition rate would be like buying a Ferrari for someone who doesn't know how to drive.

Choosing a community college has been a wise financial decision, one that I admire my son for making. While others may judge our choice, I firmly believe that education is not about the name on the diploma, but about the skills and experiences gained.This choice will save us over $100,000 in the long run, a lesson my son has already learned early in his journey.

I want to share this message with other parents: don't jump into education blindly. Explore all the options, do your homework, and understand the pressures coming from all angles, including well-intentioned teachers and counselors.Your family's choice should be just that - YOURS. It's time we focus on empowering our children to make informed decisions about their future, embracing the power of choice in education.

Let's encourage them to find the path that aligns with their aspirations and values, regardless of societal expectations.So, here's to celebrating the wisdom of choosing the right fit for our kids and saving time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process! Let's support our children's individual journeys to success! 🚀🎓

Peter Hostrawser
Creator of Disrupt Education
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