Education Week is reporting that the Georgia Board of Education is considering a major overhaul of its high school curriculum. Under the new plan, students would opt for certain career clusters and would take classes that align with their chosen career path. This represents a significant departure from Georgia’s single track system where each student takes the same set of core curriculum courses. Here’s more:
It’s part of a campaign promise by current state schools chief John Barge, who said the state was forcing some students to drop out of school because they are frustrated with classes they don’t find relevant to what they want to do after high school. And students should be thinking about their careers before they head off to a pricey four-year university or get stuck in a job they end up hating, he said.
“We can do a much better job preparing students for post-secondary,” Barge said. “Any parent will tell you that college is the most expensive career development.”
The Board is set to decide sometime this fall.