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Florida Bills Seek High School Majors

By Sean Cavanagh — May 02, 2006 1 min read
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Two bills that would require high school students to establish a major and make middle school students take a class that encourages them to think about future careers are moving forward in the Florida legislature.

The two proposals would mandate that high school students choose a major when selecting electives, such as music, career and technical education, or health. The major is not aimed at directing students toward any particular career, but rather at bringing more structure and purpose to their high school curricula, according to a legislative aide.

Students may change the focus of their majors, the aide said.

The Senate education appropriations committee passed its version of the plan by a 7-0 vote on April 24. Similar legislation has passed the House. The bills are part of Gov. Jeb Bush’s “A-Plus-Plus” proposal, an expansion of Florida’s A-Plus school improvement plan.

A version of this article appeared in the May 03, 2006 edition of Education Week

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