College Recommends Dismissal For Professor Who Made Students Sign Pledge For Obama
The Brevard Community College professor who forced students to sign a pledge that they would vote for Obama may lose her job if the college president gets his way. President James Richey recommended that Sharon Sweet lose her job for the despicable act.
Sharon Sweet at BCC allegedly told students to sign a pledge that states:
“I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”
Sweet placed on leave after she allegedly required her class to sign a pledge.
The Daily Caller reported:
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.
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.
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.’ 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.’”