ASA Tampa Bay Times

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, the Tampa Bay Times published an American Sociological Association, (ASA) op-ed on how the recent move to remove sociology as a course option at Florida’s public colleges and universities demonstrates the far-reaching dangers of politicizing education.

A founding member of the ACLS federation of academic societies, ASA serves sociologists in their work, advances sociology as a science and profession, and promotes the contributions and use of sociology to society.

The piece was co-authored by ASA President Joya Misra, ASA immediate past president Prudence Carter, and ASA President-Elect Adia Harvey Wingfield.

Sociologists have played pivotal roles in advancing knowledge, understanding and practice across many job sectors, including medicine, finance, law, technology and agriculture. Far from being “woke ideology,” sociology improves American lives in concrete ways. In just one example, sociology content knowledge makes up almost 10% of the MCAT, the medical school entrance exam and precursor to a high-demand, high-wage job. ASA’s Joya Misra, Prudence Carter, and Adia Harvey Wingfield

Tampa Bay Times, February 1, 2024

Opinion: “Removing sociology as a Florida core course demonstrates the danger of politicizing education”
Read the Op-Ed