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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:04 PM

crap ... is it something in the water?

http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4364


got this in an Email from a guy I was stationed with .... shesh

A college professor has been placed on leave after she allegedly forced her class to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the upcoming elections.
Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC) allegedly told students to sign a pledge that reads: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”

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“Based on the allegations, Associate Professor Sweet has requested, and been granted, a leave of absence without pay effective immediately,” reads a statement put out by John Glisch, Associate Vice President for Communications at BCC.

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“The college will continue its investigation into the matter, which will include interviews with all students in her class,” continues the statement.
Sweet’s actions may have also violated Florida’s election laws.

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Section 104.31, of Title IX in chapter 104, states that “no officer or employee of the state... shall... use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or nomination of officer or influencing another person’s vote or affecting the result thereof.”


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Reply crap ... is it something in the water? (Original post)
littlewolf Sep 2012 OP
Panasonic Sep 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Sep 2012 #3
Panasonic Sep 2012 #4
ChazII Sep 2012 #5
littlewolf Sep 2012 #2

Response to littlewolf (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:06 PM

1. Professor on leave because of that.

 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/college-prof-on-leave-after-forcing-students-to-sign-pledge-to-vote-for-obama/

Hopefully she will be terminated for politicizing what should not be a political affair.

(sorry for the right-wing source, but I'm sick today, and don't really feel like digging for a better article)

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:13 PM

3. link to non-rw article says different...

A Brevard Community College math instructor is being investigated for allegedly using class time to urge students to vote for President Obama and for distributing campaign material that says “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20120917/NEWS13/120917019/BCC-prof-allegedly-violates-policy-by-endorsing-Obama-class?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Local%20News&nclick_check=1

still against the rules of course, but she didn't make anybody sign anything.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:14 PM

4. Thank you!

 

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:12 AM

5. A second thank you

for clarifying the story.

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Response to littlewolf (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:08 PM

2. I believe FL is gonna be tight ...

and we don't need distractions like this ... shesh ....

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