Is the GED Still Relevant?
Do we live in a society where the GED is still necessary? This show will look at the case for and against the GED. Historically it was designed for GIs to apply to college after they had to leave high school due to the WWII draft. Some opponents say the test often encourages dropping out. Others say we need a path for those who just can’t finish high school.
Guests include Nobel Laureate and longtime GED researcher, James Heckman, as well as local guests who work with dropout prevention and GED preparation.
Professor James Heckman, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Economics at University of Chicago. Author of The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life
John Eric Humphries , Co-author The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life
Tim Kautz, Co-author The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life
Carol Rivchun, President, Youth Opportunities Unlimited.
Bonnie Entler, Executive Director, Seeds of Literacy.
Kellisa Vandenburg, Tri-C Nursing student, recent GED recipient.
Oscar Jones, Tri-C Student, studying for GED.