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By Angela Long,Christopher M. Mullin,Story Musgrave

"This booklet sheds a few a lot wanted mild on an understudied a part of our greater schooling method. Researchers and policymakers may still take heed of the capability to faucet into the underutilized human capital found in GED Completers as a way to enhance nationwide competitiveness and advertise person opportunity."—Nicole M. Chestang, govt vp, GED trying out Service

"This very important booklet presents a wealthy set of views at the wishes, aspirations, and, certain, strength for fulfillment of a frequently ignored inhabitants of faculty scholars: those that earned a GED rather than a highschool degree. it's a must-read for school educators who are looking to comprehend who those scholars are and the way greater to serve them."—Davis Jenkins, Senior study affiliate,
Community university examine middle, academics university, Columbia University

“This ebook makes transparent that we must always now not contemplate GED recipients moment to highschool graduates; particularly, with the precise types of guidance and aid they are often simply as successful.”—
Betsy model, government Director, the United States formative years coverage discussion board

“This is a amazing booklet that mixes ground-breaking study at the lifelong studying of dropouts with very relocating own tales of scholars who've long gone directly to reach their lives. I strongly suggest this ebook to an individual eager to comprehend the social, academic and fiscal dimensions of those matters dealing with hundreds of thousands of adults in our nation, in addition to what we will do approximately it."—Stephen Reder, Literacy, Language, and expertise study crew, Portland country collage, and writer of Literacy in America

Constituting one in six of grownup americans over the age of 25, GED certificates holders represent an important pool of underdeveloped human capital in our society. they're a source that would be sorely wanted as “boomers” achieve retirement and the normal pipeline of 17 – 23 yr olds falls wanting filling our turning out to be crew wishes.

This is the 1st publication to therapy the lack of knowledge in this forgotten inhabitants, to offer unique examine on those scholars, describing their features and motivations, and to supply confirmed versions for settling on, protecting and graduating this under-counted and underestimated cohort. It addresses the problem of the pipeline from GED facilities to postsecondary schooling, and comprises first-person narratives that provide brilliant insights into GED earners’ resilience and needs.

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