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Prof and possible Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman’s classroom kerfuffle

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The San Francisco State professor and political pundit who is exploring a second run for mayor of Oakland next year has stepped into some trouble in the classroom. He’s being criticized after assigning students in a communications class to create a political ad either for an imaginary black Republican congressional candidate from the Central Valley or for someone real, like himself. Tuman says he mentioned himself only sarcastically and with a smile on his face. But the Chronicle says some are calling it an ethics breach, and perhaps with legal ramifications.

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