• Because i think so

    I read that its okay to be fat, its a way to live no matter how you look on the outside the inside is what counts. So leave fat people alone. Pe is usually boring so just leave people how they are. Ps i think its okay to be fat & i lov e choclate cake and also pizza and chips and soda!!!!

  • PE is irrelevant to learning

    Physical education is not part of a school's job. Instead, it should be the parent's job. Schools are for learning, not for physical education. Physical education is pointless. Being physical is does not come from going to do minor exercises for one hour every day, instead, it comes from lifestyle changes.

  • Physical education should be required.

    Physical education should be mandatory, it is an essential part of growing and learning. Without physical education in school students would have trouble learning about other things such as math or science. Physical activity stimulates the minds of the young and keeps them on the ball when learning new things. Also being physically helpful, it helps children learn there physical limits, without having to run the mile in P.E. children would have to do it on there own, or choose not to. Choosing not to is only going to be detrimental to the future of the child. They will never live lives , and they will complain for the rest of their lives about "skinny" people and how they are "fake" when in reality they are more real than the person calling them fake. The "skinny" person most likely had to work for what they achieved, where as "fat" people worked by eating mass amounts of food, artificial products and junk that is bad for their bodies, giving these people shorter lives and less to experience with the time they have.

  • Absolutely

    Our youth of today has become not only more overweight and obese than in the past but they are more lazy than ever. Over one third of our nations youth is overweight. That creates a huge problem for them and the medical field. We will be spending more money on medicine because more of them with have issues that come along with it.

  • Absolutely

    Our youth of today has become not only more overweight and obese than in the past but they are more lazy than ever. Over one third of our nations youth is overweight. That creates a huge problem for them and the medical field. We will be spending more money on medicine because more of them with have issues that come along with it.

  • Yes I think physical education should be mandatory

    Exercise is a huge key to our overall health and well being as people along with our diets, so I think as we grow up it should have a place in our daily routines surely starting as children. Kids need to know the importance of being active, of taking care of their bodies. By mandating physical education from a young age, that will be one way to achieve that. So yes I think physical education should be a mandatory part of a school curriculum.

  • Yes, physical education is necessary to fight obesity

    I believe that physical education should definitely be mandatory because of the massive problem the United States faces in regards to childhood obesity. Children in the U.S. are at their highest rates of obesity in the history of the country, and mandating physical education in schools is one measure we can take as a society to try to curb the problem.

  • Yes, Physical Education Should Be Mandatory!

    In physical education, students learn to keep their body healthy. The will get to exercise every day. And, it can build their lungs and their heart strength through running and being active. Adding academic classes won't benefit students because they will become more sedentary, obese, bored and stressed out. So, physical education is a necessity for their health.

  • Mandatory with more choice

    Learning to control your body and maintain it are key to a complete education. Students need to know strategies that can be used to for lifelong wellness. However, they should have more choices of what specific classes they want to take. Physical education can be a big push for encouraging students to come to school if they are taking things they are interested in. For example, you could have classes such as "team sports," "weight training," "swimming," "recreational games," etc. By allowing for more choice, it would help students end up in classes that they relate to and help them avoid situations where students could be bullied. We all remember our peers who were constantly ridiculed for being the weak link in the batting order or the main target in dodge-ball. That same student might excel in a rowing class or a tennis class surrounded by friends.

  • Childhood Obesity Crisis

    Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that affects our children health and overall well-being. Making PE mandatory I believe will deceased the number of childhood obesity. Some children only go outside once a day if that with all this new aged technology robbing children of an active and healthy life. PE would probably be the only physical activity most children engage in all day, that is why it is so important to mandate it ,so children can at least get the recommended physical exercise they need on a daily basis to prevent childhood obesity.

  • Bullying is prominent in this area.

    I believe that Physical Education should not be mandatory in schools. Bullying can be most prominent during PE, especially in the locker rooms where privacy is not obtained. This secluded area is ideal for bullying, and many children are uncomfortable with being seen. Due to obesity rates in America, many children that have problems with their size and are being mistreated.

  • Irrelevant

    Let me first say that it is definitely true that many people in our nation (USA) are overweight or obese. Achieving a healthier body requires a lifestyle change, not going to PE class a couple times a week for an hour each day. PE is nowhere near enough to combat the rate of obesity and overweight people. Other than that, it is parents' jobs to make sure that their kids get exercise. Schools' jobs are for building peoples' minds and enriching their knowledge.

  • Not Successful Enough

    Physical education may be a good idea, but the class is not successful enough at encouraging healthier habits or preventing illness. Most students don't put enough effort in to really benefit from it. It would be better if schools encouraged students to participate in sports since there are still options for those not talented or not in shape. That way there will be more room for academic classes during school.

  • Recommended, Not Mandatory

    It is important thhat physical education be taught in schools, especially at a young age. However, on the scale of "important things to know", academic endeavors are more important for a school to provide as it is much more specialized to deliver that material. Schools should focus on things that parents can't, such as physics, biology, chemistry, history, algebra, calculus, and many other subjects that really just can't be "self taught". It is much easier to have a gym membership or shoot hoops at the park, or even just jog a few miles a day, rather than relying on schools to spend time and money into these types of resources.

  • Physical Education should be at the option of parents.

    Physical Education, like all education programs ,incurs costs, and not all school budgets, communities, and students are created equal. Furthermore, time spent on physical education is time taken away from other scholarly pursuits. Is there something in our Federal or State Constitutions that says, Physical Education shall be required in schooling? No there is not. And time and money spent takes away from math skills, reading skills, learning finance, accounting, civics, or any other number of endeavors that prepares students for life. Some parents have their children participate in physical activities outside of school. Some schools can barely afford to pay their teachers as it is, and physical education would take away from their ability to pay for basic courses. One size fits all solutions simply are not appropriate, and forcing parents, students, and taxpayers to engage in an activity that is not an absolute requirement is enforced tyranny at its finest.

  • Necessary, but not mandatory.

    Physical exercise is very important in any persons life, but school should be for more mental classes. Yes, PE should be an option in all schools, but not mandatory. Some students take PE because they are uninterested in taking drama or other electives. Some take it because they like to play games and be active. Other students really do not want to be in a PE class; due to lack of physical ability or the mentality that they don't want people seeing them play games in public. We should all be active in our lives, but we should also be able to choose what we do and when we do it.

  • Gym is such a waste of time

    Some people are just not fit enough for gym or they can't do it! At the top of the page someone said its good to be fat, but when you really think about it, it just makes you unable to do more things and different things. The other thing is Gym is just exercising, you can do that everyday whether its playing basketball or just running around.

  • It Doesn't Foster or Even Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

    PE coaches and health teachers may act as if a required physical education will change a student's lifestyle, but let's get real here. We all know that gym only causes stress, disappointment, forced involvement, and is the prime environment for bullying. Some kids, even those who aren't obese are still extremely self-conscious of their physical appearance (birth marks, scars, flat chested, not muscular, etc.) and bullies exist everywhere. This only causes more stress in these students and hinders their learning experience. Not to mention, most students are unlikely to carry what they learn over into their everyday life. Some students also are physically unable to do some things others can't, and their GPA is affected by their inability to run as fast or jump as high. All things considered, it shouldn't be required, only encouraged.

  • PE is a waste of time!!!

    I have been forced into PE class ever day of my life. I suck at PE and every time I get a bad grade in PE it affects my GPA, all because I forgot to bring cloths or I was just not good at the game we were playing and I got told I was not participating. Also I could use that extra hour to do something that helps me like personal financing or a extra hour of help so I can do better in core class that can help me it into a better college.

  • Bullying is a problem in gym

    Bullying is a huge thing in gym class. I know this because I've experienced this. Gym class should definitely not be mandatory and should only be an option for students. Many students lose self esteem due to being compared to other athletic students, while looking at themselves, they see weak. I'm one of those students who are absolutely horrible at gym, and get laughed at every time I miss a ball coming towards me. Or a group of people get mad at me for making their team lose points. And what do the teachers do ? Nothing. They see the unfairness going on and they do nothing. Overall, bullying is a huge problem in gym , and nothing is done to make it less of a problem.

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Anonymous says2013-05-16T18:05:14.300
Obesity rates lower drastically
Uglychica01 says2015-04-22T21:19:17.387