I don't follow your argument about the negative effects of block scheduling.
It seems to me if the blocks allow students to take 8 units per year, 4
credits each semester, then over the course of their high school career they
would have the option for 32 courses which would increase the opportunity to
take art electives thereby increasing the numbers in those classes and possible
course offerings. With the typical 6 or 7 pd. day students have only 24 or 28
slots with most of those slots taken up with "required" courses. In my
experience, this increased opportunity is a real boon to all "elective" courses
particularily the fine arts.
Souhegan High School