Atlanta Colleges Strive to Outrun the Recession

Region's 11-percent unemployment means layoffs and scholarship cuts

Bob Andres, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, AP Images

Students lined up for a job fair at Atlanta Technical College. Georgia's 11-percent unemployment rate makes finding work tough; more students need part-time work, too.
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"The economy blows."

That's Ariel Stitt's take. She lays her textbook flat on a table in the crowded student center at Georgia Perimeter College's campus here and then continues: "The HOPE Scholarship got cut, so a lot of students got their HOPE...

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