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Florida Governor Posts Online Individual Faculty Salaries

The governor of Florida, in the midst of pushing for changes in the state’s higher-education system, has posted online the salary information of more than 50,000 employees of Florida’s four-year public universities, reports The Herald-Tribune, a newspaper in Sarasota, Fla. A spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, told the paper the data had been posted in the name of transparency for taxpayers. Mr. Scott, who sees a Texas plan for overhauling higher education as a blueprint for his own state, recently said it makes no sense to spend tax dollars on degree programs in social-science fields such as anthropology when jobs for those majors aren’t readily available. It’s better to put state money into mathematics and science programs, he said.

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