By Anna Kamenetz
Tens of thousands of GED test takers who barely missed the cut may soon receive a diploma, after the company that oversees the test said this week its lowering the minimum passing score.
Since the new GED was unveiled two years ago this month, complaints have been rising. Students and teachers dont like that the high school equivalency test is now a for-profit venture, that it is more expensive than before and that it is solely computer-administered.
Most of all, they said, its harder. So much harder, in fact, that pass rates reportedly plummeted in many states.