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What’s Wrong With Worker Retraining?



by Jeffrey Selingo

When Travis Busch graduated from high school in Jefferson, Iowa, in 1999, he followed many of his classmates on the well-plotted and well-trod path to college. Busch took classes at Iowa Central Community College during the day and worked part-time at night on the floor of a local factory that made stock tanks for horse and cattle farms. But after a year and a half in college, he dropped out to work full time.

“I didn’t want to go to college in the first place,” he said. “I was already making money. I didn’t see why I needed it.”

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