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

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    1 comment:

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