In case you missed it, NPR aired a story last week about the concerns over the high cost of the 2014 GED this morning. The report was filed from an affiliate in Connecticut, and featured interviews with students/staff at the New Haven Adult and Continuing Education Center.
That particular program was a good choice: Toni Walker, the Assistant Principal, is also a Connecticut state representative. Walker’s comments on the potential increase in cost gets to the heart of the issue:
“It [the cost] is going to be prohibitive … People come here with pennies and nickels, bringing us change to pay for their GED,” Walker says. “So it’s going to be a class issue. People who have no money will never be able to actually take the GED.”