York TA apologizes for criticizing her students - Macleans.ca

York TA apologizes for criticizing her students

Sociology department still investigating ‘regrettable and inappropriate’ Facebook comments

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The York University tutorial assistant who criticized her students on Facebook has apologized. According to campus paper the Excalibur, the status update from sociology TA Bianca Baggiarini, read in part: “My student’s papers are making me dumber, so very stupid; by the minute. Please, make them, stop.” Posted on Feb. 22, the comments have since been taken down. Chair of the sociology department, Nancy Mandell, told the Toronto Star that Baggiarini has now apologized for her actions. “She’s very sincere in that apology,” Mandell said, but added that the comments were “very regrettable and inappropriate,” and that they show “a lack of respect for students.” The department is still investigating the matter.

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