Regional
9:15 am
Mon August 9, 2004

Some Lawmakers Question Program for Potential Dropouts

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's plan to create a General Education Development
Program for potential high school dropouts has prompted
questions from some members of the General Assembly.
The idea is considered a departure from the traditional
G-E-D for those who already have dropped out of school.

The new plan being proposed in Kentucky would afford
students close to dropping out an opportunity to take their
high school equivalency tests rather than leave school
with no degree. Under the proposed plan, such students
would also be provided counseling and tutoring to pass
the test.