Florida Professor Accused of Requiring Students to Vote for Obama via Pledge

Mathematics Professor Sharon Sweet of Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida, is accused of requiring her students to sign pledges to vote for Obama.

The elections are over and we have our new President…well old President.  But, there’s still ripples of concern throughout the country over his victory.

Professor Sharon Sweet was a professor at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida, (approximately 50 miles from Orlando) until it was discovered that she had set up a campaign office of sorts in her own classroom.  Sweet allegedly required her students to sign a pledge to vote for Obama via her GottaVote.org initiative, according to The Inquisitr. Once the allegations surfaced, Sweet asked for a leave of absence and it was granted.

A parent complained to the university about the pledge and the university began investigating the claims in September 2012.  But not only will she lose her job if the Board of Trustees finds that she was indeed involved in such tactics, the state of Florida could take legal action against her for breaking state law, “which prohibits an employee of the state from using his or her authority for the purpose of influencing another person’s vote.”

So far, the school’s president James Richey, recommends that she be fired. According to the Daily Caller, a section of the report from the investigation states:

“In the eyes of the college, Sweet clearly created a hostile environment for students, since many feared their grades would be affected if they did not sign the pledge. She remains on paid leave until the board votes to fire her.”

While I’m sure the President appreciates your fervor sister, surely he would not have recommended you put your job on the line to secure his. Think about it.

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