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In New Hampshire, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Highlights Need for Higher Education Reform

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    In New Hampshire, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Highlights Need for Higher Education Reform
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    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks with the media after delivering remarks during the graduation of small business owners from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program held at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College on February 9, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program helps owners in the Greater Miami area by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says the country's higher education system needs to focus less on granting four-year degrees and more on giving students the skills they need to find good-paying jobs.

    Rubio's remarks came Tuesday during a speech at St. Anselm College's "Politics & Eggs" political lecture series, Rubio's third public event in two days in New Hampshire, an early presidential voting state.

    Rubio says Republican candidates must focus on workforce development as much as on economic growth. He says schools can better prepare students to go straight into jobs as welders or medical technicians out of high school and better inform students who want to go to college about job prospects of certain majors.

    Rubio says the Democrats' solution is to "pour more money" into higher education, which won't work.

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