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Letter: Limit gym class after sixth grade


August 24. 2013 8:27AM
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Although it is sometimes a fun and healthy class, I do not think children above sixth grade should be forced to take physical education class.



Gym class sometimes pushes children too hard, even those with conditions such as asthma, often embarrassing them and making them dislike exercise more. Many students cannot do the activities the teacher thinks we should accomplish, and we often get in trouble when we cannot finish the task, such as expecting students to run farther than they normally can.



Many will argue that it is one of the causes of obesity. This is not necessarily true. Illinois is one of two states that make their students go to P.E. kindergarten through 12th grade, and 20 percent of children in Illinois are obese. That is the fourth highest rate in the country. It is up to the person if they want to be healthy or not, and I do not think gym will sway that opinion at all.



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