USF reacts to governor’s anthropology remarks
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:10
"Ultimately, I would not like to see any more cuts in funding to education," he said. "It would also be great to add an ‘A' in the STEM dialogue representing anthropology and the arts for ‘STEAM.'"
Jackie Schutz, Scott's deputy press secretary, said an emphasis in STEM fields is necessary for job growth.
"Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields will play an important role in Florida's long-term economic development efforts and produce a globally competitive work force," she said. "It is critical that Florida educational institutions have a greater focus on these fields, which will prepare Florida students to be competitive in the 21st century and have a high return on investment."
Schutz would not comment on Scott's stance on anthropology.