More Students Opting Out of Phys Ed Classes Despite Obesity Epidemic

Once a mainstay of the school day, physical education classes have fallen by the wayside for many American students, despite a massive push by doctors, nutritionists and even the first lady to get children more active. The message has come fast and furious -- childhood obesity is a national epidemic. But physical education advocates say more and more students are being allowed to opt out of gym class in favor of activities like marching band, ROTC, even an extra art class. Students in some...Full Story
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