In November, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott commented that tax dollars should be put to teaching science and technology and not educating “more people who can't get jobs in anthropology,” Amherst College President Biddy Martin joined other educators in defending the humanities. She told the Associated Press, "There are more and more people in higher education --and I hope political leaders-- who are understanding that an over-leaning emphasis on the sciences to the expense of the humanities is not a good thing for the country.”