Monday, January 08, 2018

The Texas GED Problem Is Getting Worse by Chandra Villanueva

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The Texas GED Problem Is Getting Worse

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Chandra Villanueva
Senior Policy Analyst
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I know first-hand how 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.
Our new report, The Texas GED Problem Is Getting Worse, explores what's wrong with high school equivalency efforts in Texas and how we can improve them.

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