The New York Times reports that the Florida House has passed a bill that would require Florida high school students to declare a major, just as college students are required to do. The measure would make Florida the first state in the nation to adopt this requirement. The bill, backed by House Republicans and Governor Jeb Bush, passed on a party-line vote, 85-35. The governor and others who support the bill believe that requiring high school students to declare a major will better prepare students for college and reduce the dropout rate… (Note: This site requires free registration.)