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OC HIGH / STUDENT NEWS AND VIEWS : Rebuilding Blocks of Education : Huntington: Most Support Block

A survey of students at Huntington Beach High, which is also among Orange County schools experimenting with block scheduling, found general support for the new system.

When asked in December if they favored keeping block scheduling, more than three-quarters of students said yes. Ninety-one percent of students in the school were polled: 1,423 favored keeping the system; 428 were against it.

According to an article in the student newspaper, the Oiler Times, the primary reasons given by students opposed to block scheduling were that class periods are too long, classes are boring and students forget past lessons. Advantages listed were staff and students are more relaxed, there are more opportunities for hands-on activities and there is increased productivity.


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