Failing Phys Ed Programs

American Voiceseducationhealthchildren ISSUE 41•07 Feb 16, 2005

With obesity among children rising steadily, health experts say our school's physical education programs are woefully inadequate. What do you think?

  • “Well, what do people expect? How are today's gym teachers supposed to motivate kids, now that homophobia, verbal harassment, and physical abuse are off limits?”

    Eli McLemore –
    Medical Secretary

  • “The dubious benefits of a mandatory exercise program weighed against the undeniable fattening of America's kids? Sounds like it's time for an in-depth shirts vs. skins debate.”

    Russell Sager –
    Laser Technician

  • “There are many reasons that a school should have an extensive Phys Ed program. For one thing, it's the best way to increase kids' interest in reading and math.”

    Monty Wendt –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Oh good. It's our nation's schools that are to blame for my 200-pound son. Phew!”

    Freida Stallworth –
    Metallurgist

  • “I don't want my kids missing out on all that gym class offers. That's why I give them cruel nicknames, make them shower together, and snap them with wet towels.”

    Damien Shear –
    Wellness Coordinator

  • “You know, sex burns a lot of calories. Teens love sex. I can't see why no one has thought of this before.”

    Pamela Gant –
    Convention Planner

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