Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:04 PM
littlewolf (2,895 posts)
crap ... is it something in the water?
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.”
“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.
“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.
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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crap ... is it something in the water? (Original post)
Response to littlewolf (Original post)
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:06 PM
Panasonic (2,921 posts)
1. Professor on leave because of that.
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)
Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:13 PM
Viva_La_Revolution (27,311 posts)
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."
still against the rules of course, but she didn't make anybody sign anything.