KipperM: ErinPac: Unfortunately, I think some universities encourage this despite privacy laws. It's just much easier for parents to do this now if they are at all competent with computers, and then some places almost cater to it.My parents did not have my passwords or info for college logins... however several times they called the advisor's office, who would then change my class schedule at their request (and no they didn't think my father was me). Also, a couple times I went to university clinic appointments and would be asked for some test or medication change or whatever due to parental inquiry. It's like they'd never heard of HIPAA. It really didn't matter if I tried to stop it - they basically said some of the cost was my parent's so too bad, and that I'd been 17 for the first month of school so I was a 'minor student' while I was enrolled (!?!? I'd have delayed entrance a semester if they'd told me that...). I eventually transferred - not sure if the lower cost or older age made a difference, or just a different school, but had less problems there.They can make more money catering to the parents than to the kids generally, so I don't think all the schools care what they are encouraging.Hey, if I am a parent paying $20k-$40k/yr in tuition, then you better get it damn straight that I am the customer and that I get a say in where my hard earned $$$$$ is spent. You are insane if you want me to hand you thousands of dollars and walk away. If I hire a contractor to put a roof, the contractor doesn't go to the roof and ask it what color it would like to be and if it would like solar panels. No, the contract hammers out the details with me and then goes and does exactly what we agreed to. End of story.Now, if the student is paying the tuition, then of course they can go work out the farking details themselves.
RogermcAllen: In Small Town, Arkansas $52,000 would probably put you around upper middle class. In New York City $52,000 is practically lower class.
Arthur Jumbles: Silly middle class parents, if they want to help their children get a job they should just buy the company or, at the very least, get one of their Skull and Bones fellows to eliminate the other applicants.
Moderator: We weren't going to greenlight this, but submitter's goddamn parents called 16 times in the last two hours and wouldn't leave us alone about it. We really just wanted them out of our hair.
Watching_Epoxy_Cure: flondrix: RogermcAllen: In Small Town, Arkansas $52,000 would probably put you around upper middle class. In New York City $52,000 is practically lower class.According to Fox News, $250,000 is barely middle class while $50,000 is too much to be paying a teacher.Cite?
mgshamster: And now she can't figure out why one of her sons is an alcoholic and the other a druggie.
TaterTot_HotDish: As a former university advisor, I can say that the students and parents depicted in this article are outliers... however, I did often have students (not just freshmen, either) bring their parents to their advising sessions. It was awkward. The parent would ask a question and I would try to address the answer to the student. Unfortunately since the modern university is now concerned more with customer service rather than education, I didn't feel that I could explicitly tell the parents to buzz off.My parents never would have DREAMED of calling my university (unless I was dying or something) and I'm technically on the older side of the Millennial generation. Things changed dramatically with students just 5-10 years younger than me.
ThatDarkFellow: "...With the in the United States as $52,762, according to U.S. Census Bureau,..." **This includes two income families
Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Dimensio: Watching_Epoxy_Cure: flondrix: RogermcAllen: In Small Town, Arkansas $52,000 would probably put you around upper middle class. In New York City $52,000 is practically lower class.According to Fox News, $250,000 is barely middle class while $50,000 is too much to be paying a teacher.Cite?Fox News pretends that $250,000 is a middle class salary.$250,000 is "close to poverty", but teachers are overpaid. Also, teachers deserve pay cuts because they're paid by taxpayers, but CEOs of companies bailed out with tax money should not have their pay capped at all.You might want to ask someone knowledgeable to explain to you what a "cite" is.Also, Neil Cavuto != "Fox news".Try thinking for yourself sometime, you'll find the rewards inestimable.
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