One of Kerri’s guests is Amy Goldstein, who did an investigation for Propublica looking at if job training helped people who lost their jobs in Janesville, Wis. What she found wasn’t conclusively in favor of sending laid off workers back to school:
From the many people I’ve met and from an analysis of the state records, most of what I discovered was sobering. It suggests that, even if the U.S. economy as a whole is gradually reviving, the bruises to individual workers and individual communities can be deeper than job training can readily heal.
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