Asked in downtown Mountain View. Photos and interviews by Brandon Chew and Cooper Aspegren.
"I had a seventh-grade science teacher (who) gave me a D because I didn't turn in my leaf collection and that was not helped by the fact that I argued with her that I wanted to be a serious scientist. She thought, 'Well, you can be a botanist, but you're still going to get a D."
Rick Doe, Los Gatos
"My least favorite teacher would lose assignments and then tell the children that they didn't turn in the work. My least favorite teacher was disorganized."
Sheila Moss, Palo Alto
"In high school I actually had a computer science teacher who was an unfortunate alcoholic. I would come to class and we literally did nothing. It was an AP class and I was not prepared for that class one bit."
William Hackenberg, Manhattan Beach
"There was this one time where I came back from the bathroom a couple minutes late and to get my attention she grabbed the side of my hair. She actually grabbed my ponytail and dragged me back to my desk and told me to put my head down for a few minutes."
Maddie Melenudo, Mountain View
"She was just really mean. She would just go out of her way to find reasons to be spiteful toward kids and point their faults out in the middle of class. I thought it was really unprofessional and it wasn't really educational."
Ryan Sherod, Mountain View
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