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As He Takes on Traditional Higher Education, Rubio Runs on Policy Wonkery

Senator Marco Rubio is the only Republican presidential candidate talking in detail about higher education so far.

And he’s not treading lightly.

American higher education is “outdated,” “too expensive,” “broken” and “not working” for students or the economy, Rubio has said in recent months. The system, he says, is controlled by a “cartel of existing colleges and universities” that keeps out new, alternative providers of postsecondary education.