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Check Out The Success Files—Highlighting the Power and Relevancy of Adult Education

Fri, Mar 30th 2018 10:00 am

The program airs on PBS and is hosted by actor Rob Lowe.


click on link above to see the clip

We are sharing a link of a recent episode that explored adult education in a six minute documentary. Two success stories are featured:

  •  Dr. Lorraine Morales serves as the president of Pima Community College, but before achieving this status she was a single mother who had dropped out of school. She earned her GED® certificate through adult school classes and continued her studies to earn a doctorate.
  • Dr. Richard Carmona grew up on the streets of the Bronx, was homeless at one point, and then dropped out of school to serve in the Army. While in the Army, he earned his GED® credential and two Purple Hearts. He was tapped by President George W. Bush for the position of 17th surgeon general and was the only surgeon general to ever be unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

Excerpted from the Coalition on Adult Basic Education website

Stay tuned for more stories, coming soon.


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