College funding: Gov. Rick Scott wants more science, less liberal arts

SARASOTA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to shift money from college majors like anthropology and liberal arts that he thinks are economic nonfactors to science, math and technology programs.

Scott told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on Monday that he doesn't think university majors like anthropology add much to Florida's economic growth. He said that if he is going to tax people to pay for education, he wants that money to go to programs that create jobs like math, science, engineering and technology. He noted that only 20 percent of Florida college students major in one of those four categories.

Scott told the paper, "Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don't think so."

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