A tenured professor who forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for President Obama last November should be fired, the college’s president recommended. Sharon Sweet, an associate professor of mathematics at Brevard Community College in Florida, is guilty of electioneering, harassment, and incompetence, according to a three-month investigation into her classroom behavior leading up to the November election. The Board of Trustees will hold a hearing on the matter, and then vote on whether to adopt President James Richey’s recommendation that Sweet be fired. According to a report on the investigation:
Comments: And there are thousands more just like her who should be fired for their gross incompetence in promoting their destructive, anti-American ideology.
The only good thing about this is that the students have had an up close, personal experience with the tactics of the Marxist, communist, socialist left. It will probably be one of the more memorable parts of their education. Hopefully, there will be a few less democrats in their graduation class!
Apparently, she´s an atrocious professor even in her field of mathematics, based on her student evaluations. An Affirmative Action ´success story´ who probably needs to be fired for more than just electioneering:
The President of the college should have the authority to fire a faculty member, and then the trustees could serve as an appeals body. (When I was a professor, the students did not know my political leanings, with the exception of Bill Clinton. I taught Human Resource Management, and his sins, from Paula Jones forward, were related to our subject matter. So we had lots of discussions about the latest offense.)
#8, those were the first things I looked at, too. Some of them seem to love her. I don´t think RMP is particularly reliable. Dr. Benjamin Carson got some lousy ratings from Rate My Professor, and I´m sure he´s very good. A lot of kids go there to whine if they don´t get As.
Beyond that, this woman should be fired. This was a blatant attempt to intimidate, coerce, extort, and commit voter fraud. She´ll scream racism and denial of First Amendment rights--which she obviously denies to others.
Sadly, if the school doesn´t back down, and she is fired, she´ll have no trouble getting another professorship somewhere. A black woman math professor, no matter how incompetent, can write her own ticket.
Blatently illegal activity should be hammered to the fullest extent of the law...if it were the other way around the Dumbs and Looney Left would be screaming bloody murder...the Libs mantra, do as I say not as I do!
I´d think math would be a BIG fief for affirmative action. Blacks, after suffering through substandard union-led schools, are routinely shuffled into useless ´Black Studies,´ sociology, sports and community organizing majors. Very few blacks get through math at all unless they are from another country. Condquently, math departments are all white, Indian and Chinese males. The affirmative action departments get desperate and will hire any idiot, so long as they have the right skin color to tick off their color box. The fact that this woman was at a community college instead of, say, UCLA, suggests she wasn´t great even by those low standards, but she did get in. It´s obvious it wasn´t on merit.
Quite true, #18, but now that she´s officially a "victim" of racism, classicism, sexism, and probably other things I can´t think of offhand, her desirability index will rise. She won´t get a ob offer from Harvard or Stanford or MIT or Rice, but somebody will decide that her multicultural perspective on math is more valuable to the students than quadratic equations.
Whew -- right on top of this outrage, aren´t they?
[Lessee... she apparently looks like a possible sister of Mo? Gomer, any comment?]
[And another thing! From another article -- "....Again, thank you for your concern. The college is taking appropriate actions. We do not want any student to feel coerced. (s) Linda Miedema, PhD, MSA, BSN Vice President Academic Affairs Chief Learning Officer BCC Administrative Building, Viera"
Hoo, buddy. Can´t let anyone "feel" coerced! Worse than actually coercing, it seems. And a "Chief Learning Officer," who evidently a is a nurse?]
[Glutton for punishment? Here -- "A request for comment has been sent to Ms. Sweet and Ms. Darla Ferguson, Chief Equity & Diversity Officer for Brevard Community College." Oy!]
#3: But isn´t the best estimate that only 20% of ´em work?
#13: Good point. Too bad for Sweetsie-Pie.
#14, #18: Hey, it´s a Community College. She could be a specialist in Counting and Subtraction, maybe?
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