Recent Unemployed Becoming a 'Class' of Their Own


By Alicia Alford


Last year at this time Patricia Brown was a television producer in one of the top markets in the country. Today, she's back in the classroom, pursuing a career in education.

Just like more than 7 million other Americans, the recession left Brown without a job. Determined not to develop a "woe is me" attitude about unemployment, Brown, as well as many adults in her position, are opting to go back to school.