Jennifer Burbella is a nursing student who is suing her school after failing to pass a required course twice. She says that accommodations were not met for disabilities she is suffering such as anxiety and depression. Burbella is seeking at least $75,000 in damages. Her lawyer told WNEP 16 that what she hopes to accomplish is the chance to re-take the test with the accommodations that she needs.
None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level…. I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.
While many of the allegations are being investigated, the school said that their grades will be re-evaluated.
“No student who passes the class academically will be failed. That is the only right thing to do,” a spokesperson told Inside Higher Ed.