|04-07-2014, 11:07 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar 2014
Training Exp: Off and on 15 years
Training Type: Other
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts or Squats
We worry so much about where our placement tests stack up compared to the rest of the world, and because we have "dipped" we decide that we need to reinvent the wheel and start keeping kids in the class longer, while depriving them of exercise time, recess and gym. Don't get me started on our math and science comparisons with other countries, many of whom count those tests and who takes them VERY differently than the US.
Anywho, back to the recess/gym thing, kids have less time and opportunities to burn off excess energy and get fat because of it. Since they don't get recess time, they get fidgety in class and cause "distractions". Next thing you know the school is encouraging you to put your kid on behavioral medications to cure the problem. Half of the time those meds are assigned with no real guidelines for accurate doses for children, but are guessed at by doctors. More often doing a hell of a lot more harm than good to the kids.
God, now I'm pissed off. Sorry I could rant and rave all damn day about this crap and the total f*ing idiots we have making decisions for everyone else in this country. LESS GOVERNMENT=GOOD!!!
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