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Petition to meet with Governor Scott

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.

6 Responses

  1. I am an anthropology student and believe that gov. Scott needs to meet with those in our discipline so that he cam obtain a better understanding of the importance of anthropology.

  2. [...] bilingualism, African American heritage, and infant learning.” The AAA has also put together an online petition to have Scott meet with representatives from the humanities community so that he can be educated [...]

  3. Anthropology is essential for multicultural education in the age of globalization.

    Mark Frezzo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    University of Mississippi

  4. [...] bilingualism, African American heritage, and infant learning.” The AAA has also put together an online petition to have Scott meet with representatives from the humanities community so that he can be educated [...]

  5. [...] Petition to Meet with Governor Scott – American Anthropological Association (Oct. 14, 2011) [...]

  6. I am an anthropology and I’m so very disappointed in his comments about the field. Anthropology is needed and the governor needs to be educated.

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