Saw this article on USA Today’s site about the possibility of FL requiring HS students to declare a major program of study – like college.
The thought is that by choosing a major, students will be able to focus more on courses that are interesting to them and be better prepared for college or working. On the surface, that sounds really good. What high school student wants to sit through classes that have no bearing on his intened future? The problem is, ‘intended’ future is often not the same as reality 5 or ten years down the road.
Will this really leave students more prepared? Or will it just add more stress for students to deal with in a time of life when they’re not really ready for that kind of decision. What do you think?
Students – what major would you pick? Would you want to be forced to choose a major in HS?
Adults – At 15 years old, would you have picked a major that would have prepared you more for the future you are now living in?