Anne Kim is a Washington Monthly contributing editor and the author of Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection.
I used to believe Clinton’s welfare reform would fix the old system and help millions, but the must-work rules backfired. There’s a better way.
The pandemic has sidelined a generation of young adults. And the federal government’s only program to help them, Job Corps, sucks.
They’re back and they have the power to make Congress work and even encourage cross-party cooperation.
We still need reform and funding for the federal government’s crazy quilt of job training and career assistance programs.
A slew of procurement laws and policies are meant to help U.S. businesses—but they hardly do.