High School Students Have To Select A Major

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Fall 2007 ninth graders for the first time will be required to declare a major as they enter high school.

Florida Education Commissioner John Winn says the state law forces students to set education and career goals.

WINN: Students aren't required to set any goals in high school if they can just take whatever elective happens to be available. Some students are already goal-oriented and set goals for themselves, but far too many don't.

Winn says this is not a graduation requirement so students decides to change majors - it wont hurt them.

The state has approved 440 high school majors, ranging from assistant landscape technician to global leadership.

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