If you were wondering what Marco Rubio would do as president, here’s one clue, his op ed piece in the Des Moines Register. He seems to be swept into the quick-cheap-and-easy rhetoric, for example, “ First, I will reform our accreditation system to welcome low-cost, innovative higher education providers, which are currently being blocked by the existing institutions that control accreditation. This will transform higher education by exposing it to the market forces … “.
Who, exactly, are these “low-cost, innovative providers “? And what is it they are providing? And what will he substitute for the existing accreditation system? Rubio doesn’t say. But, after all, it’s election season. If it sounds good, say it. Pick up the pieces later.