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College suspends professor for allegedly attempting to force students to vote for Obama
campusreform.org ^ | Sept. 17, 2012 | Oliver Darcy

Posted on 09/17/2012 6:07:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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.”

The pledge was printed off of GottaVote.org, a website funded by the Obama campaign.

University administrators said they learned about the incident late Thursday afternoon and launched an investigation, after they received a phone call from a concerned parent.

“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.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: academicbias; sharonsweet; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis

1 posted on 09/17/2012 6:07:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sweet!

/johnny

2 posted on 09/17/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Theatre.

Nothing will happen to that crazy you-know-what.

3 posted on 09/17/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 09/17/2012 6:10:21 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What, no screams of racism? (/sarc)
5 posted on 09/17/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t such a “pledge” a requirement for employment as a “journalist” at the major tv “news” networks? She can sub for Andrea Mitchell and she’s probably younger and (undoubtedly, since it wouldn’t take much) better looking. There would be no difference in the “news” contenct.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 6:11:45 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This country is all about freedom - the freedom to vote any way your betters tell you to. Or else.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 6:12:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There will be visitors coming to the college to reeducate the college administration who made this decision. It is the Chicago way. Run college administration, RUN! Run for office, and really tick ‘em off.
8 posted on 09/17/2012 6:13:18 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I live in Brevard and called today...

“We have nothing to say on the matter”...click!

Guess they got a lot of calls!


9 posted on 09/17/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good news! I read about this issue yesterday on FR. I sincerely doubt that the college responded to a “concerned parent”. More likely an avalanche of e- mails from all over the country.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 6:14:36 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bad rating on RateMyProfessors.com.
11 posted on 09/17/2012 6:16:25 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Meanwhile the teacher in Salisbury, N.C. IIRC is back at work with the young. You'll go to jail for speaking ill of zer0, younin'! You'll be arrested! the teacher told the young man.
12 posted on 09/17/2012 6:17:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

fire her for hate speech


13 posted on 09/17/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 3D-JOY
She also broke the law, F.S. 110
14 posted on 09/17/2012 6:21:35 PM PDT by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sort of makes you wonder about the character and spine (or lack thereof) of any student that would actually sign the pledge!!!!!!


15 posted on 09/17/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You can never blame a progressive for a failure .... it's always the fault of someone else.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC)...University administrators said they learned about the incident late Thursday...

Is it a Community College or a University?

16 posted on 09/17/2012 6:27:23 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.”

Her big mistake was leaving paper trail otherwise:

1. Electioneer students who look up to your position as a teacher.

2. 'Encourage' foreign born employees whose check you sign to seek citizenship and vote for Obama.

3. Just be cool and don't get caught with your hands in the cookie jar.

17 posted on 09/17/2012 6:27:41 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She’s a Union officer.
Part of their mission statement, “....
Taking appropriate political action that will promote passage of progressive legislation to improve the economic and educational condition of society....”

http://www.uff-brevard.org/about.shtml


18 posted on 09/17/2012 6:29:56 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Not this Sharon Swedet opera singer ? (Not Oprah, silly!)


19 posted on 09/17/2012 6:34:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Not this Sharon Sweet opera singer ? (Not Oprah, silly!)


20 posted on 09/17/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

We who live here say Community College. Credits do apply to further study at Florida State Universities...maybe it’s all in the semantics?


21 posted on 09/17/2012 6:35:31 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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No, these people aren’t reminiscent of the Hitler movement at all.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Her LinkedIn profile says "Assistant Professor at Brevard Community College". It also has her education as being a two-year associate's degree in "Advertising Design" from "Fashion Institute of Technology".

In a prior thread, she was teaching math at the community college. WTF? With those qualifications? What else was she doing that got her a job for which she seems to lack even the scent of a qualification?

23 posted on 09/17/2012 6:41:18 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Brown Sugar Sweet?


24 posted on 09/17/2012 6:43:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think there out to be a law that criminalizes voter fraud,
voter coercion, and voter intimidation, and it should be classified as a felony, with mandatory prison time, and loss of a job where that kind of intimidation and coercion is from a person in authority.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT by adorno
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To: Free ThinkerNY

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

26 posted on 09/17/2012 6:54:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

someone should take professor Sweet into a closet and spank her ass real good .


27 posted on 09/17/2012 6:55:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“..after they received a phone call from a concerned parent.’

Didn’t any students complain? Or have they all drunk the Kool Aid?


28 posted on 09/17/2012 7:09:33 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I like what I’m seeing from Campus Reform! Keep up the good work!


29 posted on 09/17/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I would sign the pledge, then vote MY choice. If asked who I voted for, I would tell the Marxist b***h what she wanted to hear. After graduation, however, when the alumni association asked for money, the answer would be FOAD, and I would tell them why.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 7:15:35 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: PapaBear3625
It also has her education as being a two-year associate's degree in "Advertising Design" from "Fashion Institute of Technology".

You got to scroll down an 1" to read previous to that, she was an Art and Math major at Bard, for maybe, 3 years at best. No degree listed, so I'm inferring that she didn't finish.

A week or so ago, there was a thread on a Brooklyn congresscritter whose house.gov bio only lists her honorary Doctorate Law Degree.

31 posted on 09/17/2012 7:18:39 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: PapaBear3625

You would not believe how far some places would go to get the number of affirmative action hires. One place, a major engineering company, hired a woman whose background was a science teacher (and a degree from a teaching college no less) as a control systems engineer. Needless to say, useless.


32 posted on 09/17/2012 7:20:47 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Suspended? They need to fire her goatsmellin’ ass.


33 posted on 09/17/2012 7:52:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: thingumbob; amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; ...
Brevard County, Florida follow-up ping.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


34 posted on 09/17/2012 7:53:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: B4Ranch

And I didn’t need to see her butt ugly picture to know what she looked like.


36 posted on 09/17/2012 8:05:37 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: B4Ranch
Usually feel like I need to take a shower after after a thankfully rare logging on to Stormfront.

After logging on to Stormfront to view Prof Sweet's mug shot I feel like I need to take a shower and scrub with 36 grit sandpaper and antiseptic soap.

37 posted on 09/17/2012 8:26:16 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Idiocy on parade.


38 posted on 09/17/2012 8:54:08 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Rennes Templar

That was my reaction to the article. It reminded me of when I went to college after serving in the US Army Infantry (11C1P HooAH!)

I had this Psych Prof, named Joe Hanack (sp) and he thought my buddy (who also just finished his enlistment) were the evil twins and would go out of his way to insult the Armed Forces and its Vets. After a couple of his jabs I figured that it was going to be a long course if I didnt say anything so I got up and went off on how it takes people like “the evil twins” to step forward and defend the pantywaists in this country who wont stand up and fight. Sure you are all high and mighty with your freedom of speech but the only reason you have it is because of Patriots and Veterans from the past 200+ years. When I would answer questions on his exams I would start with “The answer you want to hear is.....” and say what he wanted to hear and then I would close with “but I have my own opinions which I will chose to follow”

I realized then that 98% of all academia are asshats but you gotta play the game by their rules to finish.


39 posted on 09/17/2012 9:31:09 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Captain7seas

I sent a copy of that (F.S. 110) to her and told her she should resign since it is obvious she has no concept of what proper professional behavior is. It didn’t work as she just requested unpaid leave to wait until the attention shifts elsewhere.

Ravenstar


40 posted on 09/17/2012 9:35:45 PM PDT by Ravenstar (Reinstitute the Constitution as the Ultimate Law of the Land --Cain 2012)
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To: Calvin Locke
You got to scroll down an 1" to read previous to that, she was an Art and Math major at Bard, for maybe, 3 years at best. No degree listed, so I'm inferring that she didn't finish.

Yes, I saw that. She transferred from Bard to FIT, so I'm guessing she either flunked out, or was on the edge of flunking out. Bard might be liberal enough to admit people who don't meet their academic standards, but I don't think they are stupid enough to allow them to graduate with a Bard degree if doing so would dilute the worth of their diplomas.

So she transferred to FIT and only got an associate degree out of her whole college experience.

41 posted on 09/18/2012 5:11:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a babe...

42 posted on 09/18/2012 7:55:50 AM PDT by Kenton (Feed the Homeless to the Hungry...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One of Holder’s People, and therefore immune.


43 posted on 09/18/2012 8:42:11 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Does easiness mean what I think it does? And aren’t there rule about that sort of thing?


44 posted on 09/18/2012 8:49:24 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Revolting cat!
Bugs Bunny Blackface Pictures, Images and Photos Ehhh, hey Sammy, vote Obammy! Ya maroon. `Way down upon the Swannee ribbuh, fah fah away .....'
45 posted on 09/18/2012 8:50:18 AM PDT by tumblindice (pushing the envelope since 2005)
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To: Finatic

I had an English prof who was a known communist. Wore a red star on his lapel. Wore the same denim clothes everyday. Let us choose our own grades. No one came to class. What a waste.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 9:06:45 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s over...


47 posted on 09/18/2012 10:16:44 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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