Students’ editorial emphasizes need for PE teachers to change with the times

Thu, 19 May 2016 – editorialTwo New York high school students recently won an editorial writing contest by issuing their own PE challenge.
Students Norah Berry and Chase Moriarity, both 17, won an editorial writing contest by The Learning Network, an educational arm of the New York Times. Their editorial shared their thoughts on challenges they, and other students, face in PE. The article, titled “Gym Class Villains,” discusses how some PE curricula haven’t transformed with the times.“…physical education hasn’t changed in generations,” they write. “…an unimaginative curriculum of forced laps and overly aggressive games fails to accomplish much beyond boredom and exclusion.”

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