This blog on Texas education contains posts on accountability, testing, college readiness, dropouts, bilingual education, immigration, school finance, race, class, and gender issues with additional focus at the national level.
I knowfirst-handhow important it is to get a high school diploma or its equivalent because the GED test helped me get where I am today.
For Texas to remain a prosperous state, our leaders must address the fact that we are worst in the nation for the percentage of adults without a high school diploma or the equivalent.
While our population continues to grow, the number of people taking the GED test is still declining.
Texas has adopted a good strategic plan to ensure 60 percent of 25-34 year olds receive a college credential or certification by 2030. But the plan does not address the more than 3 million adults that did not complete high school or obtain their high school credentials.