Wisconsin GED completion lags behind other states

Amy Hetzner:

Pregnant at 18, Telisa Haynes said she cried when she saw her classmates in caps and gowns, knowing she would not be joining them for graduation.
Now, 23 years later, Haynes is on the verge of fulfilling her goal of earning her General Educational Development certificate, commonly called the GED.
It hasn’t been easy.
“What makes it hard is your life,” she said. “When you get ready to do this, you have to be focused. . . . You have to want it. You have to want it badly.”