A community college assistant professor in Florida reportedly told her students to sign a pledge that they’d vote for Obama and the entire Democratic ticket this November, but is now on non-paid leave after complaints surfaced.
And get this – she’s a math teacher.
A student told watchdogwire.com that algebra teacher Sharon Sweet:
“… has repeatedly stated her personal political views in support of President Obama in class. The student noted, ‘There is an older gentleman in the class that will argue with her but he said most of the students did not.’ ”
An image of the pledge card in question is posted on the website. It includes the logo for “GottaVote.org” and the words: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”
Campusreform.org reports the matter is under investigation:
“The pledge was printed off of GottaVote.org, a website funded by the Obama campaign. … University administrators said they learned about the incident late Thursday afternoon and launched an investigation, after they received 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,’ reads a statement put out by John Glisch, Associate Vice President for Communications at BCC.”