• This is sad

    Do you people not see what is happening to the country? How many people are suffering from obesity and health issues related to not being physically active? Forget math and science, who is going to take care of the future if everyone is dying from diabetes? If you are against this you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Healthier kids are smarter kids!

    The statements against are ridiculous. Possible injury, schools can't afford it, only for certain people, takes away from learning core subjects. Look it up, exercise and PE have been proven to increase IQ and test scores. How is this even a debate? Moreover, today's PE is vastly improved over what it was years ago. More inclusive, better curriculum, increased social skills.

  • Alyssa is triggered

    I belive we should have PE on the account of Alyssa saying she does not have PE so we should force her to against her own will. AND YES IM TALKING ABOUT THE ALYSSA IN YOUR SCHOOL *CryBaby ;) saying random words so my argument is long enought "a book".

  • You get a bigger D's

    When you exercise you kick start hormones in your body. This triggers growth spurts causing u to grow in many way. This way kids can grow and not get fat. Instead they will get MUSCLES in return for their sweat and hard work. Exercising might also help kids over cum asthma. PE will benefit you in many ways

  • It prevents many health problem

    Physical education helps lower many problems kids have these days. A few of these are obesity, overweight. With more time exercising and less time on the couch many more kids will get in shape and there will be less kids with these problems. With physical education many kid will have there daily activity needed

  • Provides Daily Exercise!

    Physical Education courses provide students with daily exercise that is needed to help get kids more active and to help fight child obesity. A recent study showed that 72% more kids who had mandatory P.E. Classes were more likely to be more active. This can lead to a longer attention span in classes, and less likely to walk lazily around the house.

  • Physical education should be required

    Physical education should be mandatory in every school.
    From the Center Of Disease Control And Prevention (CDC.Gov), regular physical activities improves student strength, endurance, healthy bones, muscles, helps control weight, reduces stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure. This is important because it proves that P.E. Allows student to stay healthy and fit, until they graduate from high school. Also, Phitamerica.Org states that 41.3% of Americans who grew up without P.E. In school are inactive today. This shows that almost half of all Americans who don't participate in physical activities, don't exercise later on. Which proves that P.E. Plays an important role in keeping students fit,even after graduating. According to the article Seattlepi.Org, P.E. Programs provide an opportunity for children to exercise every day and to learn about healthy food choices. This is important to learn about because it gets kids ready for when they have to pick healthier foods in the future.

  • 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.

  • I love pe

    PE is really fun and we play loads of games such as netball, hockey and rounders. Without pe we would all be fat and we would all die at 25 like the 64% of adults that are obese will. So I think PE should be mandatory until we leave university and then we should be forced to go to the gym twice a week.!!!

  • Lazy teacher lazy

    This one time, I was in gym and they told us to run. I look over, and this teacher was sitting there, drinking chocolate milk. So I yelled "I wanna see you run!" I got detention, but it was ridiculous. Also, in some schools, you need to do X amount of things to pass, what if you don't?

  • I say they don't cause

    I have some of my friends with incurable diseases. My friend Timothy, is a hemophilia victim, and if he got hurt, the bleeding won't stop. The bleeding occurs for so long that he can lose a lot of blood, and, of course it's dangerous. Let's say his friend asks him to play football. Everybody knows football is a dangerous sport. If he gets hurt, now how can the inexperienced kids help? This should be taught and reviewed intensely as not to be harmful to the disabled ones.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Physical education should not be a required course.

    1. Some situations of this class are not suitable for students because the conditions(space,equipment)for physical education is inadequate.

    2. Students should have a right to invest their time because the students in my country (Taiwan) often have heavy academic loads.

    3. A mandatory PE classes often cause injuries for some weak students.

  • Physical education should not be mandatory

    It should not be mandatory for several different reasons. One reason is that if a kid doesn't want to do anything he's not going to do it. John Heywood wants said you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it. Gym class is not really active either they mess around and play games when they can be learning about important things.

  • Too many electives

    Recently my town voted to include robotis engineering into it's curriculum. Of course i want to take it, but with mandatory gym, as well as taking a language I will not be able to take it my freshman year. Exercise is important but with the competitive college market today the credibility for others elctive and languages is more important

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Anonymous says2013-05-16T18:05:14.300
Obesity rates lower drastically
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willson218 says2016-05-19T15:53:35.280
Do you people see this shit it's fucking ridiculous the no should be wining a majority of the yes is spam and dumasses fix it