If the semester did not officially start then any work given cant be counted towards your grade.
If it is and you choose not to do it and they lower your grade, then the teacher can be reported, but not much will happen. I am currently in the teachers education program and in regards to the protections given, public education is a limited liability company, and also a government program. So if you are a teacher and you fail a student you don't like, and ruin their records, you cant be held externally responsible. If a parent wants to sue, they have to sue the state.
And understand that you cant have a fair trial when there is a conflict of interest, the school works for the state, the court system works for the state. if you try to sue the state, guess who they will side with.
So in regards to your project, you can skip it but if the teacher tries to count it against your grade then you will have to be prepared to fight it in the hopes that a higher up will "discipline" the teacher in question.
PS, I am not saying that your teacher will take advantage of the system like this but they certainly have the option especially if they have tenure.
answered Aug 15 '11 at 22:11
Since middle school i've been working in school duel enrollment and online classes before my sr year. So i get used to have something due any time including submitted online by 12:01am. lol
If you treat school like your job then you'll do fine. Dont complain
answered Aug 15 '11 at 22:07
Yes. Especially AP teachers. Normal teachers I would say no.
answered Aug 15 '11 at 21:48