by Thomas MacLean
It has been common knowledge to Americans for ten years that our higher education system is broke. The tuition rates are climbing higher as students and their parents get less real value. We can all see this, but there is no real answer to the problem. The federal government has increased subsidies to state schools, more classes are being offered online, nothing has worked so far to slow down the rising cost. Will this problem be fixed in the next twenty years? Probably, but we aren’t going to college in the next twenty years, we’re going within the next four. Although we do need a long term solution, I propose a short term solution: go to school in Europe.