Keep Mr. Collins at LLHS!
Mr. Collins is an English teacher at Las Lomas High School, and is regarded as one of the better teachers, and has been teaching for three decades. Unfortunately, our principal, Mr. Campbell, believes that Mr. Collins is creating an "unsafe learning environment" for the students. He cites that not everyone is participating in group discussions (He's only visited the classroom a few times to observe; small sample size). These claims are false. His students claim that there is above average participation in his class, and besides, in any class, there are going to be people not participating, so that reason is rather weak. Mr. Collins is a non-conformist of sorts, he teaches rather differently than most teachers, and he strays from the Common Core agenda. Campbell, being an openly big Common Core advocate, obviously is not pleased, Mr. Collins may have his own style of teaching, but he is always there to help you with school work or talk to you in general. Unlike many classes these days, students actually learn new things in his class. Many students regard him as either one of the best teachers at Las Lomas, or their favorite. Due to Campbell denouncing Collins, Collins obviously wasn't too happy, and has requested a transfer to a different school (Either that or he's saying that because Campbell will give him the ax anyways). Mr. Collins is going through a rough period, as his wife's cancer has returned, and Campbell, knowing this, has not stopped his harassment of Mr. Collins. This loss would be devastating to the students and future students of Las Lomas, as they would be losing one of their best teachers. Please sign this petition to show your support of Mr. Collins.