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$1.7 Billion Federal Job Training Program Is 'Failing the Students'


August 28, 2018

McKINNEY, Tex. — The North Texas Job Corps Center squats behind a chain-link fence here in a suburb north of Dallas, accessible only through a gate manned 24 hours a day by guards hired to keep out intruders — and to keep in the center’s 436 students.

“It’s a little bit like prison,” said Donnell Strange, 17, who joined the electrical apprenticeship program about six months ago after struggling in school back home in Mansfield, near Dallas.


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