Rachel Canning is not done fighting for her education. After losing a lawsuit against her parents for living expenses and high school tuition, the scorned teenager is lashing out on social media.
Rachel Canning has some harsh words for modern parents and claims they put their own financial greed over their own children’s future. What do you think?
Rachel Canning Slams ‘Greedy’ Parents
Rachel Canning, 18, is now infamously known as the teenager who took her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, to court for her high school tuition and living expenses after they kicked her out of the house. Despite her claims that they were financially capable of supporting her while she finishes her education, and that they also caused her eating disorder prior to being kicked out of the house, a judge ruled against Rachel and denied her request.
Now, after being ridiculed for her decision to sue her parents, Rachel has taken to Facebook to slam her parents and other parents that refuse to support their children.
Read Rachel’s entire post here:
“Suburban baby boomer types are the spoiled lot, they make massive amount of money a year, they are used to flying to luxury destinations when they want, and buy things that they don’t need, people should be inclined to see things my way.
I have been stunned by the financial greed of modern parents who are more concerned with retiring into some fantasy world rather than provide for their children’s college and young adult years.
In today’s economy there are no more meaningful jobs and without family help it’s usually military or bust. I see parents like this every day, children were always an accessory to them and nothing more, once that accessory grew up and went out of fashion, much like a marriage that people allegedly commit to, the child becomes a throwaway, that’s just how it is.”
Although Rachel is clearly angry, she also seems to be trying to drill a point home. Are there other kids like Rachel out there whose parents refuse to support them?
Rachel Is Not Done Fighting
Even though the judge ruled against her, Rachel says she is not done fighting for support from her parents. After receiving loads of hateful comments on her Facebook page, Rachel wrote a post explaining her parents legal obligation to support her education — according to the state of New Jersey.
“In New Jersey (as in most states) parents are required to support their kids through high school unless legally emancipated, which I’m not,” Rachel explained to her haters. “This means that they can NOT put conditions on me being at home, which they did. They can’t get out of this. The fact that they cut my tuition was also clear bad faith, and a breach of contract with the school. What did they expect me to do, drop out?”
Tell us, HollyMoms — Do you think Rachel’s parents should financially support her until she finishes her education?
— Lauren Cox