Reinvention update

Skip the music. I’s got an update on reinvention. Well, not I, but the Reinvention website has an update on reinvention. Take a look. I hadn’t seen this before. It’s somethin’. A little bit o’ news is better than what we ain’t see all summer. (Progress Summary is still as dead as a cold Chicago day.)

My one concern while readin’ the report was with the Adult Ed summary. The one blurb that caught my eye was:

Because a GED credential simply isn’t enough to qualify for a family-sustaining career

I’d like to see the research that supports this statement. First, ’cause I thought we lived in a country where an education at any level, when completed with success, would lead to a good life. Second, if a GED ain’t good enough to feed a family, then somethin’ tells me there’s a problem with our economic system, not the GED program. A bit ‘o history may be helpful. More so than research.

3 thoughts on “Reinvention update

  1. I would also like to see the research regarding this statement. In general a GED credential is the same, for employment purposes, as a high school diploma. So does the statement imply that a person with a high school diploma can not sustain a family?

    There are a limited number of AE students at CCC who are actually at the GED level. The majority of AE students are enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE)or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

    FYI: For the students at GED level the next available English GED test, as of this morning,” in the city is September 23.

    • I tells ya, it’s likes tellin’ me a bike isn’t good enough to get me from Chicago to LA (so I best get a car). It may take me longer to get from point A to point B, but it doesn’t make my mode of transportation the wrong vehicle of choice. Perhaps I’d like to bike it there ’cause it’s about the journey not the destination.

      Don’t put a bike on the same level as a car and don’t put a GED at the same level as a Bachelors or Masters.

      It’s more complicated than that.

  2. The Reinvention website’s progress summary page has been updated with highlights of some early outcomes associated with the task force work, fyi.

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