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Congress Killed Even Bigger Program That Didn't Pass Muster

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Science  14 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5451, pp. 217
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5451.217

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A flurry of well-intentioned programs in the early 1990s attempted to retrain displaced defense workers, but most of them fell far short of the mark. A $55 million Department of Defense program called the Manufacturing Education and Training program, for example, sank without a trace in 1995 after a hostile Congress turned against it and defense officials decided that retraining wasn't part of the department's mission.