Recently, Governor Rick Scott of Florida was quoted in the Herald Tribune as saying that he wanted to devote state funding resources to encourage students to graduate with degrees in science, technology, engineering and medical degrees, noting “the state doesn’t need any more anthropologists.”
We ask that you join this petition to have Gov. Scott meet with representatives from the Florida anthropology community as well as our colleagues in humanities and social sciences, who are also threatened by his comment about anthropologists. The goal of the meeting would be to initiate a proactive dialogue about our particular diverse contributions to the scientific advancement, economy, and well-being of Florida. We will be collecting signatures for the next two weeks, and plan to submit our request on Monday, October 31.
Thank you for joining this petition, and helping us underscore the value of humanities-related and social science research and study not only in Florida, but nationwide.
To sign the petition, below, add your name to the reply box below along with any constructive comments you have for the Governor.
Thank you for joining our petition, and helping us underscore the value of humanities-related research and study not only in Florida, but nationwide.
Utilize the Free Speech Anthropology Forum to continue the discussion on this topic and follow the member coverage of Governor Rick Scott.