The Job Training Squabbles: Is This Any Way To Reinvent Government?

How tough is it to reinvent government? Just ask Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich. The former Harvard lecturer began his Washington tenure with a laudable objective: He wanted to crunch 154 federal job-training programs dispersed among 14 federal agencies into a more focused "reeducation" system that could provide easy access for dislocated workers. Reich chose to start modestly, by consolidating nine training programs within his own department.

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