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1 in 4 Parents Dissatisfied With Schools’ P.E. Offerings

By Bryan Toporek — December 11, 2013 1 min read
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One in four public school parents believe their child’s school isn’t placing enough emphasis on physical education, according to a new survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and National Public Radio.

Among the findings, 28 percent of parents gave their child’s school a C, D, or F on providing enough time for physical exercise. A quarter of those surveyed said their child’s school didn’t emphasize P.E. enough, 5 percent said the subject was overemphasized, 69 percent fell in the middle, and 1 percent didn’t know or answer.

The survey drew on 1,368 parents of public school children in K-12.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 11, 2013 edition of Education Week as 1 in 4 Parents Dissatisfied With Schools’ P.E. Offerings

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