General Educational Development

The Obama administration hired Amy Lopez last year to overhaul educational programs for prisoners, with the hope of easing their re-entry into society.
For five years, inmates haven’t even had the opportunity to obtain high school equivalency diplomas at the Lackawanna County
Five years ago, more than half a million adults in Philadelphia lacked basic literacy and work skills, imperiling their ability to land jobs and climb out of poverty, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board reported.
As the only high school diploma equivalency tests accepted by all 50 states, changes to GED has a huge impact on the millions of people who hope to earn credentials equivalent to a high school diploma. This is particularly onerous on the poor.