You or your kids? Personally I do not feel it is my decision to make, as it is a commitment they must make for themselves. When I hear parents referring to it as a requirement, I can't help but wonder why? Education equals money. This is what I get from this line of thinking. It is no longer about being a well-rounded individual with the knowledge of many things. I think that's sad. How many times do you hear, "she went to school for four years, earned a degree and never uses it because she's a SAHM." Shouldn't the journey be important? The knowledge she acquired?