The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Needs High School?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The historian, activist and author Rebecca Solnit asks if it wouldn't make sense for more students to avoid the sometimes treacherous social maelstrom of high school, like she did.

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Yesterday's Dropouts

Friday, August 15, 2014

Approximately 30 million adults in the U.S. are at the low-end of the literacy spectrum. They struggle to read a menu, a pay stub or a bus schedule, and find it challenging to do the most basic math. And for millions of adults, there’s the added challenge of not being able to speak English. In this special from WAMU's Breaking Ground series, host Kavitha Cardoza explores the challenges of America's education system and talks to people who are trying to change their lives for the better.



Now's A Good Time to Finish Your G.E.D.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A new campaign is underway to help those who have started the G.E.D. process to complete it before January when a new exam, aligned to Common Core standards, will replace the current five-part high school equivalency test.

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City Warns Against Scam Training Schools

Friday, January 06, 2012

The city's consumer affairs commissioner shares tips with WNYC's Brian Lehrer on how to avoid predatory G.E.D. or vocational programs that can't offer the degrees or jobs they promise, but will help you run up your student loan bills.

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Radio Rookies

Dropping Out

Saturday, February 03, 2001

A year and a half ago, I dropped out of school. The teachers didn't have enough books to give us, there were too many kids in classes, and some teachers gave me a hard time.

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