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Strained Michigan community colleges reap little benefit from retraining

When Gov. Jennifer Granholm launched the No Worker Left Behind program in August 2007, she stood alongside the presidents of the state’s community colleges, which were to be the proving grounds for the massive effort to transform Michigan’s economy. But nearly three years into the program, fewer than 1 in 3 of the displaced workers have chosen two-year public colleges, which already are at or near capacity.