Monday, February 18, 2013

College Seeks To Fire Professor Who Tried To Force Students To Vote For Obama

President James Richey of Florida's Brevard College has recommended that tenured Professor Sharon Sweet be fired after a three month investigation into her activities during the 2012 election.

The investigation said that she was guilty of 'electioneering, harassment, and incompetence', pretty strong language for academics to use about one of their own:

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.’”

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.

She also distributed partisan campaign materials in her class. Oh, and by the way, she taught math.So the taxpayers were paying for her to waste classroom time on something that had nothing even remotely to do with what she was supposed to be doing.

As of right now, Professor Sweet remains on paid leave until The Board of trustees votes on whether to fire her.

I see the race card floating to the top of the deck even as I write this,and I'd be very surprised if Attorney General Eric Holder wasn't just awaiting the Board's verdict to get our so-called Justice department involved on Professor Sweet's behalf on the taxpayer's dime.

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

The major universities and most universities are essentially a subsidiary of the Democratic party. As such, it should come as no surprise that this woman did what she did. After one expects subsidaries to do the bidding of the parent organization. The question is why is her job being threatened and why is a big deal being made of this right now?

This is what univerisity professors do. Why is she being singled out? Keep in mind I'm not suggesting don't fire her or investigate her. I am suggesting we need to ask what's going on.

If she's fired for this, she becomes a martyr. She can hit the speaking circuit drawing fees in the tens of thousands dollars a year and she can hit all the media talk shows blasting those evil racist Republican for trupmed up charges against her. As such, the Democrat party machine and her may have concluded that this investigatin and possible firing advances their agenda more than simply conducting business as usual and doing nothing.