Republicans would be wise to spend more time focusing on higher education reform.

Reuters reports that Marco Rubio wants changes.

Republican Rubio urges overhaul of U.S. college ‘cartel’

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for an overhaul of the U.S. higher education system on Tuesday, saying colleges were operating as a “cartel” and not meeting the needs of students or the economy.

“We do not need timid tweaks to the old system. We need a holistic overhaul,” Rubio said in a policy speech in Chicago. “We need to change how we provide degrees, how those degrees are accessed, how much that access costs, how those costs are paid, and even how those payments are determined.”

The speech was part of a move by the U.S. senator from Florida to raise his visibility on the campaign trail after focusing on Senate business recently. Rubio is one of 14 declared candidates vying to represent the Republican Party in the November 2016 election.

It also gave Rubio the chance to expound on what has become his candidacy’s central theme: preparing America for a future shaped by globalization, automation, and rapid technological change.

Rubio’s remarks were “very much an effort to win the support of middle class, moderate Americans who play a key role in general elections,” said Jesse Rhodes, a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.