Job Corps is not a program for troubled kids. Check your local
"free"public school and find out how much each student costs the
taxpayers. We get students who have tried the public school system and not been
taught enough to pass state high school graduation qualifying exams. Teachers at
Job Corps are paid a lot less and are far better at teaching students with
learning difficulties. The staff at all Job Corps centers are held accountable
for their performance and the success of the students. The pay for staff is a
lot lower than pay in the private sector and the public sector. Before anyone
decides Job Corps is just another government program wasting taxpayer money you
should learn about the program. It costs a lot less than housing people in
prisons. People who are able to work to support their families also pay taxes.
We produce new taxpayers.
Cuts would hurt less, if we weren't so dependent on the Feds for so many
Is less funding good or bad for the country as a whole? How effective is this
Job Corps program?What skills are learned (not taught, but actually
learned) that were not taught (but perhaps not learned) in free public high
schools?What is the track record for the Job Corps program in terms
of number of graduates getting a paying private sector job upon graduation? How
many are still employed in that, or a better job 1, 2 or 3 years later? Is
there no method of teaching these skills other than taxpayer funded programs?Or, is this the typical federal program which doles out money for
make-work projects that helps people avoid getting actual hard work jobs where
they would get paid by a private employer?My guess is that we have
thrown billions of dollars down the Job Corps drain with very limited results.
However, it probably has resulted in thousands of loyal Democrat voters with
community organizing skills.Defund the whole thing, we are broke and
too deeply in debt to fund ANY marginal programs.