Are Idaho’s new physical education rules healthy?
By Levi B Cavener
In November of last year, the Idaho State Board of Education approved a new set of rules that require additional physical education instruction in Idaho’s schools. The new set of rules was a scaled down version of the original package and does not include a 2 credit PE graduation requirement. It does, however, require PE an hour a week for elementary students, and about 3 hours for middle school student every two weeks.
On the surface, this is great news. Every student in Idaho should have access to an excellent physical education curriculum promoting strong healthy habits. For the first time, students across the state will have equitable access to PE. Or will they? Continue reading