A positive is it gets kids thinking outside the box. I am sure they have opportunities to change up as the years progress. When I graduated HS, I had no idea what I was going to do........and I did just that, nothing.
Are you implying that 50 percent of high school graduates cant read? Maybe you should check your facts, or support them in some way.European universities require high school admissions to choose a Major.
American universities are unique in how they require nearly 2 years of
core curriculum to essentially repeat high school, since the standards
at the most American high schools are so miserable. this is why it's
pointless to require a major, since most admissions are still illiterate,
and forgot all the math and science they may have been exposed to.
That is true but a lot of people taking 6-7 years have majors but decide to switch mid way in. Plus in my experience high school really has no bearing in how you will do in college. High school really does not mean much, kids should have fun in high school not stress about a major. I have friend who almost flunked high school (he cut a month of class in one semester) and went on to become a MD/DDS. Yet others that I know did really well in high school and are doing nothing with their lives now.Its a trend, just like everything else, clothing, cars ect. the education system has trends too. Why pick a major? B/C college students have no idea what they want to do when they enroll in college and take 6-7 years to complete a 4 year program