The GED is a test that can prove you have more smarts and
skills—and yeah, more incentive, too—than 40% of graduating high school
seniors. It‘ a seven-hour test covering Social Studies, Science, Math, Language
Arts, and Writing…pretty much everything covered in high school (minus sex ed,
gym, and complicated between-class hallway rules).
There are a few cons here.
- Lots of employers(including Uncle Sam) and schools don’t look at the GED as equivalent to a
diploma and raise the admissions or hiring standards for GED holders because
they haven’t earned a four-year diploma. Again, not really fair.
- Combine thatwith the con that even though they earn more than folks without a diploma, GED
holders still earn significantly less than high school grads, unless they go on
to higher education. But remember, sometimes those places of higher education
require that diploma so…