Skipping out on gym

I wonder why some people – including parents – are surprised that recent data show that p.e. classes have been linked to discipline problems.

After all, when kids are unsupervised and possibly undressed, that’s prime breeding ground for bullying and out-of-bounds behavior.

Statistics revealed that in Texas, during their short-lived program that required physical activity every day, both truancy and misbehavior increased.  Anyone who has been embarrassed in a school locker room (and who hasn’t been?) can understand the high risk of problems.


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