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1 2/12/2014
What to do with School PE?
The debate rages. Physical education is under fire in nearly every school district in America as parents and teachers attack and defend the future of "gym class". In light of the escalating obesity epidemic, supporters of its demise, argue that it is ineffectual – often citing a curriculum of country line-dancing or dodge ball. New to the conversation are those proposing "intermittent minutes" of exercise sprinkled throughout the day. Such plans include stretching for 5 minutes during math class and jumping jacks during social studies. Public health proponents of this approach now have science to support splitting up the government's recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. Studies show that the brain is better stimulated for learning, immediately following 5 minutes of physical exercise. This angle of debate is used to support physical education as a tool for learning and higher test scores.
2 10/20/2012

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