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Support Anthropology in Florida

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Governor of Florida, Rick Scott has stated:

If I’m going to take money from a citizen to put into education, then I’m going to take money to create jobs...So I want the money to go to a degree where people can get jobs in this state...Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? - I don’t think so...It’s a great degree if people want to get it. But we don’t need them here.

This petition calls for more funding for Anthropology research and education in Florida.

Anthropology is vital to Florida's economic growth. Archaeology, a discipline of Anthropology, trains Floridians to curate and research historical sites that attract tourists to the state; Florida's tourism industry is worth over $57billion dollars a year. Companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and Google hire Anthropologists, because Anthropologists are able to make products and services better. Having more Anthropologists will help to create more skilled jobs in the state.

Anthropology is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. Anthropologists are making research breakthroughs in genetics, medicine, forensics, human biology, and ecology.

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