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Clinton & Bush Promote Higher Education

IRVING, TX (CBSMiami/AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush are promoting higher education while in Texas.

The potential 2016 presidential candidates said Monday at a Texas conference that the U.S. needs to make higher education more affordable while taking steps to help students access a quality education in the developing world.

Clinton, a Democrat, and Bush, a Republican, are both weighing presidential bids. Their two families have produced three presidents since the 1988 election.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Speaks To Long Island Association Event
WOODBURY, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The ex-secretary of state says education is one of America's most valuable assets.

Clinton and Bush did not appear together on stage. Clinton thanked Bush at the start of her speech, noting his focus on education as Florida governor and his "passion and dedication" to the issue in the private sector.

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