Thirty-four New York City Council members sent a letter to schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott last Friday expressing concern about the lack of physical education for some students.
“A disturbing number of N.Y.C. schools are not meeting state and national physical education standards,” the council members wrote to Walcott.
In the letter, the council members cited an audit of 31 elementary schools done by the city comptroller last year, which accused the district of “failing gym.” None of the 31 schools visited was found to be in full compliance with the physical education standards established by the state education department, according to the comptroller’s report.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.