Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hold The Presses! Liberal Professor Fired?

She can still appeal her firing, but here's a summary of what's happened so far:
A Brevard Community College professor in Florida placed on leave by administrators in September for allegedly forcing students to sign a pledge in favor of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, who was not yet elected to a second term, has officially been fired.

A 3-1 vote by BCC officials terminated Sharon Sweet, who taught algebra, for violating the school’s code of conduct, which, according to Florida Today, barred employees from soliciting support for political candidates. Sweet, who was tenured, also was found in an investigation to have violated the code by creating a hostile academic environment. She will have the opportunity to appeal her termination with the board of trustees.

The statement from the college’s investigation found that Sweet “strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign” the  pledge card in question.
Knowing someone's politics, and being required to comport with someone's politics, are two very different things.

Maybe she was just carrying out Bill Ayers' ideas:
 “If we want change to come, we would do well not to look at the sites of power we have no access to; the White House, the Congress, the Pentagon,” Ayers added. “We have absolute access to the community, the school, the neighborhood, the street, the classroom, the workplace, the shop, the farm.

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