Gill quoted in Quartz article on GEDs, community college

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine and a well-known science communicator, was quoted in a Quartz article about GEDs and community college. The General Educational Development (GED) is a test resulting in a diploma for students who do not complete traditional high school. The article focused on the value and benefits of GEDs and community colleges, despite stereotypes that they are inferior to a traditional high school education and a four-year education at a more selective institution. Gill responded to the Quartz author’s post on Twitter opening the conversation about GEDs. “I have a #GED!” Gill tweeted. “Don’t let anyone tell you you’re less deserving because of the path you took.”