Lots of NYC elementary schools don't meet the minimum state standards for Phys Ed. Phys Ed contributes to improved academic performance. So might physical activity, people say. Yes, but what school teaches Algebra before Arithmetic? What school teaches Literature before Reading? Phys Ed Teachers understand how to build a curriculum so you don't have tennis balls speeding at you before you have learned how to catch something slow, then fast, and then hit something with a stick. (racket, bat, etc) I'm on the board of directors of Phys Ed Plus, and Phys Ed Plus will be helping my son's school with a proper phys ed curriculum.
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