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Home Front: Politix
College: Fire professor who forced students to vote for Obama
[DAILYCALLER] A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Obama last November should be fired, the college's president recommended.
Oh, but tut tut! Surely she was just caught up in the euphoria of the election! She meant no harm. Besides, it's all in the past and we're all so much older now!
Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard Community College in Florida, is guilty of electioneering, harassment, and incompetence, according to a three-month investigation into her classroom behavior leading up to the November election. The Board of Trustees will hold a hearing on the matter, and then vote on whether to adopt President James Richey's recommendation that Sweet be fired.
Likely it'll lose by a vote. I think that's what usually happens. Or if she's fired they'll hire Ward Churchill to replace her and then she can take somebody else's spot who screws up egregiously place next year.
According to a report on the investigation:
"Professor Sweet strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign a pledge card that stated, 'I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.'
That does sounds a little bit like electioneering...
She also misrepresented her intentions to multiple students, indicating at various times that she was conducting voter registration for the college, that the pledge cards were non-partisan voter registration forms, and that the pledge was a 'statistical analysis.'"
Statistical analysis of what? How many people were gullible enough to sign them?
In the eyes of the college, Sweet clearly created a hostile environment for students, since many feared their grades would be affected if they did not sign the pledge.
On the other hand, the cards wouldn't have been a legally binding contract. Nothing to say her students couldn't sign them, mentally call her a dumbass, and then vote the way they pleased. Of course, that's not the way things happen in college, is it?
She remains on paid leave until the board votes to fire her.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2013 13:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top||

#1  Wow... some sanity and fairness by a college. Who wouda thunk?
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/18/2013 14:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Are community college teachers really professors?

She remains on paid leave until the board votes to fire her.

Guess so.
Posted by: regular joe || 02/18/2013 15:01 Comments || Top||

#3  The more public servants who lose their jobs for abusing them like this, the less this kind of thing will happen.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/18/2013 15:18 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm guessing she also wasn't very good at maths if she wanted people to vote dem.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/18/2013 15:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Iblis I'm afraid that the tiny number of cases that will be "prosecuted" will cause nary a ripple in the infinite ocean of the corruption.
Posted by: Alanc || 02/18/2013 17:46 Comments || Top||


Senator Johanns Will Not Run For Re-Election
[WOWT] Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns has announced he will not run for re-election.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2013 13:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top||

#1  Repub dammit.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/18/2013 17:11 Comments || Top||



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