Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Destroy Your University the Florida Way

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Florida Governor Rick Scott: “You know, we don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It’s a great degree if people want to get it, but we don’t need them here. I want to spend our dollars giving people science, technology, engineering, math degrees. That’s what our kids need to focus all their time and attention on. Those type of degrees. So when they get out of school, they can get a job.” 

Not that it matters, but the evidence doesn’t even support this.

Written by gerrycanavan

October 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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  1. I suspect that the non-professional (i.e., not accounting) commerce degrees have even higher rates of unemployment, and they are by far the most popular undergraduate majors at Florida’s public universities.


    October 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  2. So, um, what is one SUPPOSED to do with a math degree anyway?
    I know a lot of recent nursing graduates who cannot get jobs right now. Wasn’t there supposed to be a big nursing shortage?


    October 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    • Misdisplaced: You’re right! There is/was a nursing staff shortage. A shortage in a lot of hospitals. Considering how much we pay, you’d think they could up the staff a little bit so we don’t have 7 hour waits in emergency rooms.

      Gabrielle Conforti-Quinet

      October 12, 2011 at 2:33 am

  3. On NPR yesterday, they said that Scott’s daughter had a degree in Anthropology.


    October 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

  4. […] ocurre cada vez que alguien resalta una obviedad, le han dado la del pulpo. Por ejemplo aquí. O aquí, donde han tenido las narices de titular la noticia […]

  5. […] Sounds a lot like destroying higher education the Florida way. […]

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