In my opinion, PE should be required for middle school students. One reason is it may be the only time some kids get exersise in there daily schedule. Also you can learn more fun games and improve at them. Some may say you will be sweaty and or stink afterwards this may be true but fact is showers exist and so do Pe clothes.
In my opinion, PE should not be required for middle school students. For example, PE leaves kids tired, sweaty, and smelly for their other classes. This makes it harder to focus. Additionally, it isn't the school's duty to teach physical education, it is their duty to teach academics. It is predominately the parents duty to educate their children about fitness and health. Some people may argue that kids who don't get exercise at home need PE, but one hour a week of playing boring sports will definitely not be enough to inspire kids to change their lifestyle. All in all, I think that middle school students should't have PE in school.