Speaking at The Mark Bernier Show, Florida Governor Rick Scott expressed an unfavorable opinion of anthropology:
We don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It’s a great degree if people want to get it, but we don’t need them here. I want to spend our dollars giving people science, technology, engineering, and math degrees. That’s what our kids need to focus all their time and attention on, those types of degrees, so when they get out of school, they can get a job.
Checkout the following links for an extensive coverage of the situation:
- Daneil Lende at Neuroanthropology
- Living Anthropologically: Anthropologists Unite: Florida Edition and The Florida Governor’s Daughter and Undergraduate Anthropology Major
- Ryan Anderson at Savage Minds