Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Certain Amount of Political Preference In The Classroom is Inevitable

But normally, it is a bit more subtle than this.  From September 17, 2012 CampusReform.org:
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.”
What is it about Democrats?  Can you imagine a Republican professor (yes, there are a couple of them, I think) doing this?  And Professor Sweet teaches math.

I tried to confirm this elsewhere, but there seems to be no news coverage of this event (unsurprisingly).  And the Brevard Community College news releases is broken:

BCC News Releases for 2012



    The web site you are accessing has experienced an unexpected error.Please contact the website administrator. 
    Resources:
    • Enable Robust Exception Information to provide greater detail about the source of errors. In the Administrator, click Debugging & Logging > Debug Output Settings, and select the Robust Exception Information option.
    • Check the ColdFusion documentation to verify that you are using the correct syntax.
    • Search the Knowledge Base to find a solution to your problem.
    Browser  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.89 Safari/537.1Remote Address  164.165.186.142Referrer  Date/Time  18-Sep-12 11:25 AM
    The following information is meant for the website developer for debugging purposes.
    Error Occurred While Processing Request

    Element TITLE.XMLTEXT is undefined in a Java object of type class coldfusion.xml.XmlNodeMap referenced as ''

    1 comment:

    Windy Wilson said...

    She's not teaching math, she's making the world a better place, and she happens to be in the Math Department.