Luis Estrada, left, and Ivan Vega, both 24, work on geometry exercises during a GED class at Youth UpRising in Oakland., Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 28,
Luis Estrada, left, and Ivan Vega, both 24, work on geometry exercises during a GED class at Youth UpRising in Oakland., Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (Ray Chavez/Staff) ( RAY CHAVEZ )