The GED is a second chance for high school dropouts to earn the equivalent of a diploma and give themselves a chance to pursue a better life. But a new study suggests that the GED is not the same as four years of high school. It doesn't boost recipients' income and precious few achieve higher degrees. On the next Sound of Ideas, a closer look at the GED program in Ohio, what it measures and whether the test earns a passing grade.
Nicholas S. Mader, University of Chicago, co-author, The GED
Belinda Richardson, director,Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program, Cuyahoga Community College
Eugene Miller, GED recipient and member of Cleveland City Council