BY BOB HOLT
Perhaps you’ve heard of Rachel Canning by now. She is the 18-year old high school honor student who is suing her parents to pay for her college tuition.
Canning was denied her funding by a Superior Court judge on Tuesday, but don’t worry. You can still help Rachel go to college.
The New York Post reports that Rachel Canning has started a Facebook page entitled “Education for Rachel,” that uses a slogan, “Money for education, that’s all.” Rachel describes the page as “dedicated to support my cause for legally requesting my education tuition to be fully paid by my parents.”
But she insists she will “never” ask for donations.
Canning, from Lincoln Park, alleges that her parents threw her out of the house when she turned 18, and refuse to pay for her education expenses. According to CNN, in the lawsuit, she wants her parents to pay the remaining tuition for her private high school, pay her living and transportation expenses for the immediate future, take money from a college fund they have for her to pay even part of her college education, and to cover her legal bills.
The Cannings say Rachel left on her own because she didn’t want to follow their house rules.
Education for Rachel has 392 “likes” at this writing, but the comments are not necessarily in Rachel’s favor. One commenter said , “Someday when she has a child this spoiled little brat will pay the price! This will not go unanswered. “ Another said, “I don't hate you, but know a spoiled brat when I see one. “
One commenter appeared to be willing to listen to her side, saying, “Shed some light on facts that people don't know Rachel... It will help.”
The New York Post reported that a page for Canning’s parents Sean and Elizabeth was created shortly after Rachel’s. The Canning parents are believed not to be associated with the “In support for Sean and Elizabeth Canning” Facebook page , which has 717 “likes.”