Rehire Professor Kshama Sawant with full back pay
  • Petitioned Seattle Central Community College

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Seattle Central Community College

Rehire Professor Kshama Sawant with full back pay

    1. Jessica Spear
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Spear

      Seattle, WA

Despite repeated questioning, the administration has not offered a valid explanation for why Professor Sawant was not rehired. This action by the college administration appears to be in retaliation for Dr. Sawant's political activism, and for the critical perspectives she brings into her classes, where she teaches economics from the point of view of the 99%, not the 1%. She was a prominent Occupy activist last fall and helped fight the administration's proposal to limit free speech on campus. 

 

Most alarmingly, Dr. Sawant's firing could be interpreted as a warning to other teachers that if they want to keep their job, they had better keep their mouth shut.

 

No one should lose their job for standing up for the 99%!

 

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    • Alexandra Revelas SEATTLE, WA
      • 11 months ago

      Because she has the right idea about wages, labor, and how a city should operate. Surely that would be valuable to SCCC?

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    • Bethany Roberts SEATTLE, WA
      • 11 months ago

      I want voices like Kshama Sawant's in the educational and political arenas.

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    • Helen Gilbert SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Doesn't Seattle still have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of political ideology?

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      • almost 2 years ago

      The school should encourage all faculty, staff and students to be politically active in order to preserve public education. Hire her back immediately.

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    • Seamus Whelan WEST ROXBURY, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Freedom of speech shouldn't be just a right for those who don't exercise that right but also for those who seek to speak the truth

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