Education: Survivor of the Budget Cuts

With 42,000 trainees, the Job Corps is still going strong

Morris Heights is a New York City battleground. Situated in the South Bronx, the area has one of the highest crime rates in the city. Blocks of buildings are burned out, homeless people camp in boarded-up tenements, small boys peddle angel dust on the streets. In the midst of this chaos, behind a cast-iron fence, three calm acres of grass and flowers surround a stately Tudor building. Students in blue and beige uniforms read in the shade of oak trees. "The oasis," as the facility...

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