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More adults returning to school

More adults returning to school

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As the economy turns south, more people are heading back to school to stay on top.

Some day you might eat at Reggie Allen's restaurant. He came here after Hurricane Katrina. Right now he's a cook and wants to be a chef, but without more schooling, he isn't going anywhere. So he's enrolled at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center.

Others are going there for their high school diplomas to earn more money. Yadira Iquino says it seems more crowded this fall. "The line for lunch is big. We have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for lunch," she said.

Several school districts tell the Deseret News their adult education enrollment is up. In Provo about 30 percent more adults are seeking a GED or high school diploma.


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