Via the Star Tribune
By Keith Ellison
"You get the grades, and I will get the money.”
That is what a father I know told his daughter years ago when she presented him with a sparkling report card. He promised her that if she could get into college, he would pay her way through it.
Fast forward to today. She got the grades to get into the college of her choice. But as hard as dad worked, he just could not save enough to afford to pay for her college education, and he told me that he is sick about it. Now, she is working part-time, and they both are borrowing — a lot.