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Response to mia (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 03:04 PM

9. Mandatory sports-centered P.E. definitely is not any fun for nonathletic kids.

Instead, it is a torment every single school day. As certain DU members can testify from their own childhood experiences, bullying is rife in such classes; but who cares? Providing genuine fitness programs for nonathletic kids, instead of disregarding and humiliating them, would be great; but they're considered to be nonpersons in the world of school sports. As a health club member, I've been amazed at the difference between the positive and supportive relationship I've had with my physical trainers and the indifference and contempt of the mandatory P.E. coaches of my boyhood. Completely different social dynamics. A lot of people who support mandatory P.E. claim they're concerned about the kids who are fat or otherwise are out of shape, but they really don't care about them. All they really care about are sports and athletes. I stand by my words. They're based on my childhood experiences and observations over a period of decades.

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