Gov. Rick Scott fired the first shots in a war on anthropology in October, when the Gov. singled out the field as an inefficient use of higher education budgets.
Scott asked a business group in Tallahassee why taxpayers should foot the education bill for an anthropologist who can’t find a job? He said colleges should redirect public university funds into science, technology, engineering or math, or STEM programs.
“I got accused of not liking anthropology,” Scott said. “But just think about it: How many more jobs do you think there is for anthropology in this state? Do you want to use your tax dollars to educate more people who can’t get jobs? I want to make sure that we spend our money where people can get jobs when they get out.”