“We are disappointed in this decision by the Board of Governors (BOG) but unfortunately, we are not surprised. Florida’s State Board of Education (SBOE) and BOG have made it abundantly clear that they do not care about the robust education of our students, and instead only care about political games. I repeat this warning – Florida is now the only state in the nation that no longer includes sociology as a core course option within the general education curriculum.
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Education leaders are calling on the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) to “Save Sociology” and reconsider an amendment that would remove Principles of Sociology as a general education core course option for students. The proposal, which will be voted on at the BOG’s January 24th meeting, comes on the heels of the Florida State Board of Education’s decision to remove it as a core course offering in all Florida colleges.
An extensive survey conducted by faculty organizations in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina has revealed that faculty leaving those states are unwilling to come to Florida. There is no question that Florida’s future depends on a strong and flourishing higher education system.