Florida Governor Wants Science Majors To Pay Less Tuition

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A task force commissioned by Florida Governor Rick Scott has an idea that the state will be putting to a vote soon: Giving a tuition discount to students majoring in STEM fields. Part of a college overhaul in the state, the law would freeze tuition for "high-demand" majors (engineering, physics, and similar fields), while letting poetry majors' cut sail away like so many diplomas in the wind. The Atlantic's Jordan Weissmann has some good thoughts on why this might be a bad idea. They're practical ones, too, for the folks who don't have a bleeding heart for aspiring sculptors. The Atlantic