Posted 3/6/2014 2:59 pm @ Taipei, Taiwan – Both Chinese version and English version are posted. I did not translate. They are from two difference news source but is the same story.
I thought I would comment on this news… I think in a nut shell the girl was spoiled and that’s why she does not appreciate her parents. It is kind of crazy she feels the the parents are obligated to provide for her when she continues to be disrespectful and not follow house rules. I think raising kids is extremely crucial at all stages of their life, starting from the moment they are born. You need to spend a lot of quality time with them to really raise them up to be proper in every way. I’m an idealist and I probably will not have any kids unless I have enough time to spend with them… -Frank M. Lin
NOWnews – 2014年3月6日 上午10:59
Student sues parents for ‘refusing to pay’ for her college education
Tuesday 04 March 2014
An 18-year-old student is allegedly suing her parents for refusing to pay for her college education.
“We’re being sued by our child,” Sean Canning, a former police chief, said. “I’m dumbfounded, so is my wife, so are my other daughters.”
New Jersey student Rachel Canning claims her parents kicked her out of their property when she turned 18 and have since refused to pay for her further education, after she received acceptance letters from several universities.
“My parents have rationalised their actions by blaming me for not following their rules,” Rachel said in court papers, according to The Daily Record. “They stopped paying my high school tuition to punish the school and me and have redirected my college fund, indicating their refusal to afford me an education as a punishment.”
Mr Canning claims Rachel, a Morris Catholic High School honour student, left the family home in November because she did not want to follow rules set by her parents.
“Living in our house, there’s rules,” he told CBS News. “There’s minor chores. There’s curfews – when I say curfew, it’s usually after 11pm at night.”
He said they were not refusing to pay for her education, and there was a college fund available to their daughter.
“We love our child and miss her”, Mr Canning said. “This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife. We have a child we want home. We’re not Draconian and now we’re getting hauled into court. She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home and she’s saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules’.”
Rachel, who reportedly has a $20,000 (£12,000) scholarship, has said the University of Vermont is her first choice as a location to study towards becoming a biomedical engineer, local media has reported.
According to The Daily Record, lawyers acting on Rachel’s behalf will ask that her parents, who have allegedly not paid an outstanding $5,306 (£3,181) Morris Catholic tuition bill, be ordered to settle that debt, pay Rachel’s current living and transportation expenses, and commit an existing college fund to their daughter.
The teenager is currently living with a friend, whose father John Inglesino is believed to be paying for Rachel’s legal fees.
In the court papers, the family alleges Rachel emancipated herself by moving out of the shared home, meaning they are not legally responsible for paying her tuition fees.
Both Rachel and her parents will appear in court on Tuesday, where Rachel will be asked not to be declared non-emancipated from her parents and therefore dependent on their support.