A Florida college professor has been fired after a school investigation found that she ordered students to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections.
The Board of Trustees at Brevard Community College (BCC) voted to fire professor Sharon Sweet. “The board voted 3-1, with one member absent, to dismiss professor Sweet,” school spokesman John Glisch told Campus Reform Wednesday afternoon.
“The termination took effect immediately, ending pay and benefits for Sweet who had been suspended with pay under provisions of the United Faculty of Florida collective bargaining agreement with the college, pending the board’s decision,” the school added in a press release.
Sweet had been placed on leave without pay while the investigation was ongoing.
The school was alerted to Sweet’s actions after a Campus Reform exposé revealed the professor’s demands to support Obama and the Democratic party.
Sweet distributed the pledge to her students which she printed off of GottaVote.org, a website funded by the Obama campaign. The pledge reads: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”
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