Brevard College professor pushes leftist agenda

UPDATE (April 18, 2013): College fires Sharon Sweet, at last! Go here for story.

UPDATE (Sept. 18): Sharon Sweet has been put on unpaid administrative leave. Go here for story.

Professor makes class sign “Vote for Obama” pledge

Watchdog Wire: A citizen, whose nephew attends Brevard Community College, reports that he brought home the above pledging to vote for President Obama. The bookmark and pledge 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.”

On the tear away gottavote.org pledge form that students recieved, was the requirement to “state their party affiliation”. The student reported that 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.”

Gottavote.org is a site paid for by the Obama-Biden campaign to urge Floridians to register and vote. The website is targeted at young voters.

It appears Sweet may have violated the College’s harassment policy by handing out the GOTTA VOTE pledge. The Brevard Community College policy on harassment states:

Harassment is any repeated or unwelcome verbal or physical abuse which intimidates or causes the recipient discomfort or humiliation or which interferes with the recipient’s educational or job performance. Any form of harassment related to an employee’s, applicant’s, student’s, or student applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, genetics, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender preference, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry or political affiliation is a violation of this policy. [Emphasis added]

Brevard College policy states, “Any employee or student of this institution, who is found to have harassed another employee or student … will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination, suspension and or expulsion, within the provisions of applicable current College Procedures and Board rules.”

NOTE: According to the Brevard Community College staff directory, Sharon Sweet is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at the Melbourne Campus. A request for comment has been sent to Ms. Sweet and Ms. Darla Ferguson, Chief Equity & Diversity Officer for Brevard Community College.

Sharon Sweet doesn’t have a great rating on ratemyprofessor.com, with an overall average of 2.8 (out of 5).  One person noted, “She is an awful person. Told the class no excuses you miss a test its an F. My sister passed away, I got an F, for attending her funeral. Sad Sad Lady. She doesn’t explain and doesn’t help.”

Maybe the publicly supported institution can explain why Ms. Sweet is pushing her political agenda on her students?  Contact information:

James Richey, President: (321) 433-7000.

Sharon Sweet, Assistant Professor: (321) 433-5105.

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Dr. Eowyn
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Sharon Sweet should be fired, or at a minimum, be denied tenure.

mike6222@live.com
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It’s one thing for a person in this capacity to have and share personal views, and have the literature available to individuals. It distrubs me that they require sudents to sign the pledge, which violates the college policy, and probably nothing will happen. And, nowdays the Giddeons are disallowed from handing out FREE bibles. Folks, WAKE UP.
Mike Clampitt, Candidate 119th NC House of Representatives.

Scared Student
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Scared Student

I have this teacher, but I fear posting this. This teacher also uses her online classes to push her political affiliation. After requiring her students to list their political affiliation in a discussion forum. After stating mine was Republican, one of my quizzes was incorrectly graded. After proving the grades were correct, I requested that the grade be changed and it was. What scared me was how much agenda is pushed in class, and that my grades suffered for not sharing her view.

Dave
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Dave

Wow, she must really suck at math.

-Dave

Ginny
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Ginny

I’d like to know more about this Professor, her race/ethnicity….as a parent who pays for college I would be fuming!

Anonymous
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Heck, I got a C in a Poli Sci course after bringing up Pol Pot with and A and 2 Bs on the exams… guess I got an F for class participation.

tina
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she should be fired.

Scared Student
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Scared Student

The class she is teaching this semester is “Math for Liberal Arts” which is admittedly, the class we take to get out of Algebra. She used a section in the book referring to Voting Methods to initiate the political discussion for the online class. Then my quiz was incorrectly graded. However, after I requested that the incorrectly marked grades be changed, she did correct the grade for the quiz. Therefore I did not take this further with the school. However, I feel that maybe I should have. If only I had known that I wasn’t the only one being harassed… Read more »

Jim Sweet
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This is the TRASH that we pay for, to get my son’s education. Fire the unfit communist !