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Marco Rubio Wants To Change College

When Sen. Marco Rubio was growing up, his parents gave him an edict: “From a very early age they used to tell us, ‘tu tienes que estudiar,’ which means, ‘you have to study.’ So growing up I don’t ever recall not considering going to college,” Rubio told an audience at Miami-Dade College on Monday. Rubio talked at length about [...]

Rubio Opposes Florida’s Common Education Standards

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the highest-profile Florida Republican to oppose Common Core State Standards.

Add U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to those opposing shared education standards fully adopted by Florida and 44 other states. The standards, known as Common Core, have been under fire from those on the political right and left. Conservatives argue the federal government coerced states with money to adopt the standards, undermining local control [...]

Rubio Proposes Federal Private School Scholarship Program

Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union last night. He also proposed a federal tax credit scholarship similar to a program in Florida.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is proposing a federal tax credit to provide private school scholarships to students in low-income families. The program is similar to a Florida tax credit scholarship program approved in 2001. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in the Florida program, claiming $229 million in benefits. Individuals could claim a dollar-for-dollar tax [...]

Romney Says GOP Needs Its Own Version Of The DREAM Act

Fomer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said at a Palm Beach fundraiser Sunday that Republicans need their own version of the DREAM Act — one piece of a policy set designed to win over Hispanic voters, according to the Wall Street Journal. Well it’s a good thing that Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is working on [...]

Florida U.S. Senator Working On New Version Of The DREAM Act

Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is working on a new version of the DREAM Act.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is quietly working on a new version of the DREAM Act to allow young undocumented immigrants a chance to stay in the U.S. legally while seeking citizenship, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The bill is a political tightrope for Rubio — widely regarded as a potential vice presidential pick because [...]

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