gameshowhost: Curse that negress Michelle Obama and her horrible attempts to help children be unfatted.
Sybarite: I've been reading about a lot of schools that have cut down not only on P.E. but recess time as well. "Why can't these 8-year-olds concentrate while sitting at a desk for eight hours? It must be ADD. Give them some drugs!"
Shadow Blasko: ///Yes, I played sports. Shut up.
Aidan: Shadow Blasko: ///Yes, I played sports. Shut up.The important thing is not that you played sports. It's that you're not an asshole. :)
Shadow Blasko: Really... Didn't we do this in the 80's with Reagan and Schwarzenegger?
Orgasmatron138: I'm all for the physical education, but a lot of the stuff we did was crap like square dancing.
MadCat221: PE is an excuse for the athletic kids to bully and humiliate the decidedly non-athletic kids. And I'm not just talking about "doing better", I'm talking direct humiliation. Name-calling, assault, etc.
dv-ous: Shadow Blasko: Really... Didn't we do this in the 80's with Reagan and Schwarzenegger?And in the '60s.For some reason, it's a continuing problem.
umad: I don't see how this is workable. The more athletic kids will inevitably be better at the games they play, which will hurt the self-esteem of the non-athletic kids. This goes against everything this country believes in. Every kid is exactly the same. THE SAME!
Matthew Keene: dv-ous: Shadow Blasko: Really... Didn't we do this in the 80's with Reagan and Schwarzenegger?And in the '60s.For some reason, it's a continuing problem.THIS was the real reason Kennedy was assassinated.
Orgasmatron138: I went to high school in Illinois, and they required four years of PE, minus one semester that was health class. I'm all for the physical education, but a lot of the stuff we did was crap like square dancing.
pktloss: " It could be as simple as having kids walk or bike to school, or finding ways to add a physical component to math and science class lessons. "Wow, that sounds really sensible... Oh wait. If you let your kid walk or bike to school you're just inviting child protection services into your home
Orgasmatron138: Oh, and our high school also gave PE exemptions for students in the athletic programs. So, if you played football, you didn't have to do PE during football season.
Shadow Blasko: Tired of jocks getting to skate on serious bullying and abuse, because the person in charge of punishment is usually a coach...
malaktaus: Requiring some form of exercise might be a good idea, but that isn't really what PE is, at least not from what I remember. As I recall it was more of a joke and a complete waste of time for everyone involved. Harping on the "need" for more PE is just another way to pretend we're doing something about the problem when we're really doing nothing, because real solutions are hard, maybe even nonexistent- it's sort of like prayer in that respect. If we're going for easy answers, bandaids for arterial bleeding as it were, we'd get better results by just giving all the fatties Adderall.
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