To boost the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math degrees in Florida's universities, a governor-appointed task force has recommended that students in non-STEM fields pay more in tuition than those majoring in STEM subjects. Tom Auxter, a philosophy professor at the University of Florida and statewide president of United Faculty of Florida, suggests in this opinion article that this plan isn't likely to produce a significant increase in STEM majors, but it could damage core curriculum programs.

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