School Choice Week is a time when advocates of school choice promote the idea that students and their families have some options when it comes to where they attend elementary, middle and high school. In Minnesota, a growing number of private and public charter schools provide an alternative to the traditional public school environment.
Students who don’t complete high school, for whatever reason, also have an opportunity to catch up by getting a G.E.D. diploma, which stands General Educational Development. It’s a way to pass a series of tests to certify that you have the skills Minnesota requires of a high school graduate. In Minneapolis, a new round of G.E.D. classes just started this week.
Adrian Mack is with the Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education Program. He stopped by KFAI to talk with Mike Fischbein and Flor Frey.