Teacher on leave after allegedly forcing students to sign vote for Obama pledge

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    Teacher on leave after allegedly forcing students to sign vote for Obama pledge

    September 18, 2012
    By: Joe Newby

    Sharon Sweet, a tenured professor at Brevard Community College in Melbourne, Florida, was placed on an unpaid leave of absence after allegations that she forced students to sign a "Vote for Obama" pledge, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported Monday.

    According to a post at Campusreform.org, university officials learned of the pledge last week after receiving 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,” John Glisch, Associate Vice President for Communications at BCC, said in a statement.

    “The college will continue its investigation into the matter, which will include interviews with all students in her class,” the statement adds.

    “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket,” read the pledge that Professor Sweet allegedly required students to sign.

    "They were also given bookmarks from gottavote.org - a website paid for by the Obama-Biden campaign — targeting young voters," Starnes wrote.

    On Sunday, Watchdogwire said that the material was handed out "during a mathematics class taught by Assistant Professor Sharon Sweet. This occurred 'while the student was in class at the request of his College Algebra teacher, Sharon Sweet, from Brevard Community College in [Melbourne] Florida.'”

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    Teacher faces dismissal for urging Obama vote

    2/19/13
    David Jackson

    A Florida college algebra teacher faces termination for urging students -- and in some cases forcing them -- to sign pledge cards promising to vote for President Obama last November.

    Officials at Brevard Community College recommended the dismissal of Sharon Sweet after a three-month investigation prompted by complaints.

    "Sweet's actions caused students to feel considerable discomfort, to believe their privacy was being invaded, to fear their grade could be negatively impacted if they refused to sign the pledge cards, and to feel intimidated," said a statement from the college.

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