Should parents force their kids to go to college?
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Let's leave it up to the parents. They have most likely spent their whole lives with these kids and many of them have seen what they are and are not capable of. Many of the kids are going to make the wrong choice, but their parents will be there to stop them.
While some kids want the ability to make their own choices, unfortunately many of them aren't ready to make life choices as important as whether or not to go to college. Which is why it should be up to the parents to determine what is best for their kids.
They have more wisdom and knowledge of how the world works, thus are more equipt to make that decision
And I'm going to argue that the parents are more likely to make the right decision based on having mountains of life experience, further developed brains, a better financial understanding, a better understanding of what a college degree will and won't do.
That is why we must allow parents to make critically important decisions for their kids
However, that doesn't make them any more capable of making decisions than when they were 17 and 11 months old.
That fact still stands that parents have more experience and knowledge to make that decision, so let's let them make it
I would like to remind all voters to vote on the arguments in this debate, not your personal beliefs.
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Vote Placed by Hoppi 11 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: S&G against Con because his meaning was unclear in places, especially round 2. Also, the overall framing of the debate was unclear, especially what was meant by force since, as he pointed out himself, parents can't actually force their children to go to college. Arguments were just bare assertions from both sides. Pro was more coherent, but was arguing a more difficult position. Con's argument that adults should have freedom to decide for themselves was never really addressed by Pro. He argued that parents know better than children, but conceded that they are also fallible decision makers. Con, in turn, seemed to accept that parents tend to make better decisions, but didn't explain why they shouldn't try to influence their children for the better, so arguments tied.
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