Three years have past since Chico Harlan’s heartbreaking series in The Washington Post “A Region Left Behind” laid bare the crushing truth of poverty in the Deep South. In places like Drew, Mississippi, the chances of climbing out of poverty aren’t good — even for students who do manage to earn a high school diploma.
Amongst the mix of life skills classes that a new program is offering to out-of-school youth in Union County, New Jersey, is a subject that is rather unusual in workforce training programs: Healthy living. The other subjects being offered by the Union County board of Chosen Freeholders’ Second Chance program are oldies and goodies: Leadership,
In a political season in which absolutely nothing appears to be sacred, what’s the one thing no candidate is talking about? Job training. Not jobs. There has been plenty of talk about that, mostly about how it seems like there used to be so many good ones and about how all those jobs now seem