Marco Rubio Proposes ‘Overhaul’ of Higher Education

U.S. system is “outdated and fundamentally broken,” Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio writes in Des Moines Register.

  • The ideas President Obama will offer today in Des Moines, Iowa, will “do nothing to deal with the underlying problems” in higher education: Rubio
  • Rubio says he would revamp accreditation system to “welcome low-cost, innovative higher education providers”; would help students “earn the right degree at the right price” at the school that best fits them
  • Also says he would create new alternatives to student loans and tie traditional loan repayment to a graduate’s income
  • NOTE: Obama later today plans to hold a town hall in Des Moines to discuss college access and affordability
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