Father of 8 Who Won't Pay For College Wants Kids to Be Self-Reliant
Last year, a father-of-eight faced harsh criticism after revealing he is not saving any money to help his kids pay for a college education.
Now, David T. Fagan has co-authored a new book, "Guerilla Parenting: How to Raise an Entrepreneur," where he explains why he's not paying for them to go to college, but instead teaching them the value of work.
Fagan told Jenna Lee on "Happening Now" that he is raising his children to be entrepreneurs and self-reliant.
He also said that college might not be the way for all children to go once they finish high school.
"College isn't for everyone," he said. "I love to see people making an investment in their kid. But, nowadays kids kind of expect to go to college. Parents think in order to be a good parent they have to send their kids to college. I just don't think that's the case at all."
Fagan remarked that college can lead to a waste of time for some kids.
"Some kids just aren't meant for that," Fagan said. "There are a lot of other ways to make money. I think we've gone to far in the wrong direction."
Fagan shared that his parents didn't pay for him to go to college, but that he took courses at various colleges. He advised that parents should customize their kid's education.
Watch the video above to hear more from Fagan on "Happening Now."
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