Parents should pay for children’s college

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I agree with [Hetrick’s May 28 column] 100 percent, that parents should be responsible, to the extent they can, for the cost of their children’s higher education.

I also would like to see more federal and state scholarship funds available. It is an investment that will be repaid many times over the years in greater tax receipts on the increased income college and professional graduates earn.

Finally, Congress should go back to a true GI bill of the type available from the end of World War II through the end of the Vietnam War, as opposed to the watered-down version since in place, so that any child, whatever his family’s means, could receive a higher education without going into debt, simply by first serving in the military. Again, this would be an investment that would be repaid many times in increased tax receipts.
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Bruce E. Smith
 

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