Florida has decided to mandate 30 minutes of continuous physical education for all students K-5.
The stated goal is to fight obesity, and that is an obvious and desirable way to help get there.
But there may be other benefits as well. The evidence I’ve seen shows that the kids will also learn more, behave better, and generally have a better school experience because of this new policy. Which means teachers and administrators can spend more time doing their jobs, instead of dealing with the fallout of antsy, hyperactive kids who don’t get a chance to blow off steam during the day.
Hey, maybe now we could work to bring back dodgeball …