Mr. Conklin's class is bad if you don't like thinking about applying class to real life. Otherwise, this class is one of the most enriching and thought provoking classes you will take. He may not be the most popular (see first sentence), and sometimes he can be vague or drift, but he teaches real life skills, English or otherwise.
I did not like his English class. He would be better as a philosophy-type teacher than english. He does not answer your questions straight-forward. Also, his tests are very specific.