Catching Up: Adult Paths to a High School Education

Too often, low-wage jobs in Alabama become dead ends, rather than stepping-stones for advancement. The highest unemployment rates in years only compound the danger. The 20 percent of Alabamians age 25 and older who didn't finish high school often face a lifelong struggle to get by. And Alabama is stranding these workers (and their families) by failing to strengthen programs designed to close the basic education gap.

This fact sheet looks at education opportunities for Alabama adults who lack a high school diploma, a basic requirement for moving up the wage scale.

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