The G.E.D. Gets a Makeover

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The G.E.D. isn’t what it used to be. The reputation of the high school equivalency degree has lost much of its meaning over the years, and many employers don’t think it’s as good as a diploma. So test-makers decided to revamp it to be more in line with new Common Core education standards. But did they make it too difficult?

Credits

Guest:
Matt Collette - education reporter and radio producer in New York - @matt_pc

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott