These responses are amazing to me. I want my children to be more successful and have more opportunity than I did...and I am successful. To me, education is the key to all of that.
A lot of us are probably a product of growing up in the 60s, and finishing college in the 70s many after a stint in the military. A common question from recruiters back then was "how did you pay for your education?", you were usually doomed if you answered your parents footed the bill. A solid history of part time work experience during college was a resume must have, I guess the world is just different today.