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Marco Rubio

U.S. Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio (C) waves as he leaves the stage with his wife Jeanette (L), mother Oria (R), and daughter Amanda, during an outdoor victory celebration at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Sen. Marco Rubio

Yahoo News

Addressing what he calls a "growing opportunity gap" between people with and without advanced educations, Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for state-accredited alternatives to four-year colleges and income-based repayments for college loans.

The Florida senator and possible 2016 Republican presidential contender also says Congress should establish an independent accrediting agency to assess free courses offered over the Internet and elsewhere as transferrable credits. (AP)

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