A Florida community college professor forced her students to sign pledges that they would vote for Barack Obama and “Democrats up and down the ticket,” and now that college’s president wants to fire her. But he can’t….because she’s tenured.
from Daily Caller:
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:
“Professor Sweet strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign a pledge card that stated, ‘I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.’ She also misrepresented her intentions to multiple students, indicating at various times that she was conducting voter registration for the college, that the pledge cards were non-partisan voter registration forms, and that the pledge was a ‘statistical analysis.’”
Tenure is one of the great evils of our education system, at every level. Bad teachers (or corrupt ones, in this case) can’t be fired. By all available accounts, Professor Sweet is not only corrupt but an atrocious teacher.