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Senior year, which I'll be starting in about a week, I'll have a math teacher who has a reputation for NEVER giving good grades - I've heard of people with straight As in the other most rigorous math classes getting Cs in this one. Everyone says she's the worst teacher they've ever had. I'm not too good at math so I don't want to have my gpa ruined, even if it is senior year. Or what if I actually fail? I am NOT going to let one bad teacher ruin my chances at my dream college(s).
I can try to request a change in teachers, but school policy says that they allow it only if the principal determines that there are "circumstances of a serious nature", so I don't think complaining to my counselor about the teacher's reputation would help.