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The GED - a second chance

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Thank you for the article " `Second Chance' Test Celebrates 50th Year," Aug. 24, on the General Educational Development Test (GED). At age 7, I was placed in the "gifted program" in public school, but by the time I got to high school, I was pushed way beyond my limitations. Out of boredom and frustration, I quit school at age 16. Soon after I took the GED test and enrolled in a local community college. There I discovered my talent in graphic design. I am proud to say that at age 20, I will graduate with an associate in arts degree in graphic design. Until we pass genuine reforms in public education, GED testing will provide a much needed second chance for many people. Jeanine Cohoon, Atlanta

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.


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