The Importance of Physical and Health Education- aspect 3
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the cut fundings of physical education and health classes in schools and there effects.
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What Ever Happened to Gym Class? Budget Cuts and the Rise of Childhood Obesity

What Ever Happened to Gym Class? Budget Cuts and the Rise of Childhood Obesity | The Importance of Physical and Health Education- aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Childhood obesity rates are on the rise as hours spent in physical education are on the decline. What’s wrong with this picture?
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Mark Tressler's comment, March 19, 2013 12:29 AM
Only 450 out of the 750 students at P.S. 24 are able to take physical education due to limited income. More than half of the students at this school are overweight. Only 4 percent of elementary schools, 8 percent of middle schools, and 2 percent of high schools nationwide have physical education for students daily.
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ABCNEWS.com : No Sweat When Gym Class Cut

ABCNEWS.com : No Sweat When Gym Class Cut | The Importance of Physical and Health Education- aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Gym classes are being sacrificed across the country to save money and satisfy federal mandates stressing test scores in math and reading.
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Mark Tressler's comment, March 18, 2013 11:54 PM
As students are told to be more active they are not offered the time and place to do so. Only a third of students nationwide take a gym class daily. 60% of students ages 9-13 do any physical activity on their own time. Most kids are not playing outside when doctors are instructing parents and teachers to get the children to be more active.
Mark Tressler's comment, March 18, 2013 11:58 PM
Many physicians recommend students to be required to take a physical education class in all years of schooling. Many states only require students to take a gym 1 out of their 4 years of high school. Most students have alternate decisions to taking a gym class.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 27, 2013 8:48 AM
Try to find some examples of budget cutting locally to add relevance to presentation
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 27, 2013 8:49 AM
You could make a graph to show the percentages of obesity in comparison to the numbers of kids taking phys ed classes in various school districts to prove just how much phys ed in schools in needed for our future
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Phys Ed Cuts May Leave Children's Health Behind | Fox News

Phys Ed Cuts May Leave Children's Health Behind | Fox News | The Importance of Physical and Health Education- aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped schools across the country are gutting their phys-ed programs, letting go of teachers, reducing the minutes of instruction or, in some cases, eliminating physical education altogether.
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Mark Tressler's comment, March 19, 2013 12:09 AM
Physical education is a huge part in the complete education of a student. The overweight percentage of studnets ages 6-19 doubled in the past two decades. NASPE has raised the 30 minutes of recommended physical activity to 60 minutes because of this incline.
Mark Tressler's comment, March 19, 2013 12:14 AM
Students that take gym in school are more likely to be more active out of school. Ignoring the obesity concern schools are being forced to cut the funding in physical education. Physical eduation is the first thing that schools look to cut funding of instead of core subjects.
Mark Tressler's comment, March 19, 2013 12:18 AM
Its obviously important for students to learn in the core subjects but it is also important for them to live a healthy lifestyle. Its tough for schools to enforce physical education because of standard testing and budget cuts. It remains a question on how schools will still teach physical education in the future.
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The Effect of Budget Cuts on Physical Education | SPARK PE

  The Effect of Budget Cuts on Physical Education (PDF Version)
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Mark Tressler's comment, March 18, 2013 11:46 PM
State and federal government plan to cut funding of physical education in an attempt to save money. $147 Billion is spent on obesity related health care and this number will raise with more unhealthy children. Only 6 states require phyisical edcation in every grade (Illinois, New Mexico, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts)
Mark Tressler's comment, March 18, 2013 11:49 PM
95% of parents voted that physical education should be rquired in all 12 years of school. In ages 6-11, 33% are overwieght and 17% are obese. Unhealthy children are at risk of Asthma, heart disease, diabetes, low self esteem, high blood pressure, and joint and muscle problems.
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Even as Obesity Concerns Rise, Physical Education Is Sidelined

Even as Obesity Concerns Rise, Physical Education Is Sidelined | The Importance of Physical and Health Education- aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Many American students are being offered little or no physical education as schools blame budget cuts.
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Mark Tressler's comment, March 18, 2013 11:27 PM
The percent of high school students that had no physical education in an average week jumped from 14.4 percent to 20.5 in the past decade. Only 20 percent of elementary schools in San Francisco met the 20 minute physical activity required by the state. Anatola Elementary School in California does not even have a gym in the school.