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Education Reporter
NUMBER 249 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS OCTOBER 2006

Florida Governor Signs School Reform Bill;
H.S. Students Required to Pick Career Path

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Governor Jeb Bush signed off on Florida's education reform bill that includes a requirement for students to make career path decisions by selecting "majors" and "minors" for high school. The mandate applies to freshmen entering high school in the 2007-2008 school year. The bill also requires career planning for middle school students. (For more, see "Florida's HB 7087. . . ," Education Reporter, May 2006)

HB 7087 aligns Florida K-12 goals with UNESCO's 1989 Convention on the Technical and Vocational Education, a precursor to the federal School-to-Work Opportunities Act (1994).

Article 3, Sec. 2 of the Convention states: "Technical and vocational education should be designed to operate within a framework of open-ended and flexible structures in the context of lifelong education and provide: (a) an introduction to technology and to the world of work for all young people within the context of general education; (b) educational and vocational guidance and information, and aptitude counseling; (c) development of an education designed for the acquisition and development of the knowledge and know-how needed for a skilled occupation; . . ." (Emphasis added)


 
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