Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Advantage: Florida High School Students

From CNN.com: Florida high school students may pick majors

What a great idea! Students who want to be future doctors, lawyers, writers, etc., can focus on a study track to prepare them for college. The aim of this program is to keep students challenged and stay in school. The program would also allow students to change majors as long as they graduate with the required credits.

And yet, there are the liberals who don't want to cause extra pressure on students:

Some educators support the plan, while others fear it will deprive students of a broad liberal arts education and put even more pressure on young people.

"People want to know why college admissions is so frenzied and why kids can't be kids anymore. It's things like this that are at the root of it," said Bari Meltzer Norman, a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and associate director of college counseling at Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School in North Miami Beach.

If you want to let kids be kids, let them make wise choices that will help them in the future. These kids are teens soon to be adults. This program would help students take responsibility for their education now and into the future.

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