At a National Youth Serving Institutions Stakeholder meeting at the Department of Education last week, Diane Jones, principal deputy under secretary, called the program a “disaster” and “budget gimmick” according to a Generation Progress staff member at the meeting. Generation Progress is a research and advocacy group focusing on young people and students within the Center for American Progress. (Editor’s note: ThinkProgress is an editorially-independent news site housed within CAP.)

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