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  •  Lots of overweight kids though. (9+ / 0-)

    Though I suppose you can draw a distinction between physical education and sports. But I've known several kids that have gone from overweight to fit after they got involved in their school's sports teams.

    •  The kids who play sports aren't overweight - (1+ / 0-)
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      JerryNA

      they're the better athletes already, and they get the wasteful resources.

      The rest of the kids get "P.E.".

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 06:52:17 PM PDT

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      •  Well, except for the linemen. (0+ / 0-)

        heh, heh

        Repubs started up the car, hit the throttle and sent it over the cliff, and now they're complaining that the black guy hasn't fixed it fast enough.

        by Bush Bites on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 06:57:21 PM PDT

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      •  Are you familar with the phrase 'freshman 15' (0+ / 0-)

        If not, 'freshman 15' refers to the stereotypical weight college freshman gain during their first year in college because they don't play sports anymore.
        I still lift weights and work out specifically because of habits gained through my high school sports experience.

        •  You missed my point (2+ / 0-)
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          JerryNA, TheDuckManCometh

          "Sports" are not something the general student body does. "Sports" is what the varsity athletes do, and that's where the budgets go. Sports programs benefit, at best, a fraction of the student body, wildly disproportionately to the resources put into them.

          PE is what the general student body gets stuck with.

          Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

          by Robobagpiper on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 07:03:14 AM PDT

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          •  "a fraction of the student body" (0+ / 0-)

            In the 'student body' I was a part of the fraction was 80%.
            But please, do tell us how you think arts, band & music (not to mention special education or advanced classes) should be ended as they benefit only a 'fraction' of the student body.

    •  PE's probably necessary. (3+ / 0-)
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      tikkun, JerryNA, TheDuckManCometh

      Schools spend a lot on competitive sports, though, and if they're really looking to cut waste, it would seem that would be the place to start.

      Repubs started up the car, hit the throttle and sent it over the cliff, and now they're complaining that the black guy hasn't fixed it fast enough.

      by Bush Bites on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 06:59:14 PM PDT

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      •  Schools spend a lot on many things. (2+ / 0-)
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        schnecke21, TheDuckManCometh

        Air conditioning, music, art, band.
        None of these things are part of the '3Rs Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic', would you suggest these should be eliminated as well?
        I didn't have/use Air Conditioning, music, art, nor band, in my High School experience, but that doesn't mean that I think they should be eliminated.

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