Health, Physical Education Vital to Schools

Originally published Feb. 28, 2019 in the Rio Grande Sun.

To the Editor:

I am committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs. Do the education leaders in our state feel the same way?

President Barack Obama signed in December 2015 the new bipartisan federal education legislation into law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. For the first time, health and physical education were recognized as a critical component of a student’s well-rounded education. These subjects should play an integral role in the educational experience of all students. Read More