As I look at the situation in the states, I notice that getting the state out of state colleges and universities might not be as hard of a battle as getting the state out of teaching the primary and secondary schools. The reason is that already, amazingly vast sums of private money flows into higher education already.
At every college around, there are people whose full-time position is to schmooze and attract large donors to make contributions. I personally knew one man who had such a position, he attended all the high-society events, regularly jetted around on the university fractionally-owned corporate jet, played golf at the nicest courses, went out to dinner at the finest restaurants, and so forth all on the state's dime in an effort to draw-in these big contributors. My wife also works at a retirement home where one particularly humble-appearing and unassuming woman just gave $12 million dollars so that she could get a building on the local university campus named after her. There just seems to be no end to the potential of such donors, and that isn't even getting into the entrepreneurs who hire the universities to conduct research!
Out of all of our candidate states, I am going to guess that New Hampshire may be one of the most well-positioned states to drop higher education out of state financing due to the large presence of influential and private universities to lead the way.
Parents should send their kids to college, but have no legal or moral obligation to do it. They shouldn't be forced to do it by courts who have no authority in the matter what-so-ever. I am speaking from experience. I worked 3 part-time jobs to save to go to college and quickly ran out of money when I got there. My father had money but wouldn't give me any of it. I asked him for $100/month just to let me know he knew I was alive but he refused. I worked my way through. It was tough to get financial aid because they knew he made money.
Sounds familiar, I worked nights to pay for school after my parents could not help me due to extenuating circumstances. I tried for financial aid and was denied because my parents made too much money, so I gave-up and decided to wait until I was 24 to go back to school so I could be eligible at that age to get some government aid. But when that magic age came about, my philosophy had changed and I decided not to accept the government grants I was eligible for.