Texas kids failing the grade in P.E.

Children fail in fitness

Standardized testing happens in schools all across America. In Texas, there is a standard for physical fitness. That’s great news. Two thirds of children in Texas failed these fitness requirements. That’s bad news.

Roughly 92% of high school seniors failed to meet the fitness standards.

Texas law mandates that elementary students get a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per day, or 150 minutes per week. Some districts can cut an additional 15 minutes off the weekly time.

Middle school students must get 30 minutes of daily exercise four of their six semesters.

High school students must receive two semesters of P.E. You read that right–2 semesters out of a four year high school career.

Ironically, school districts are cutting Physical Education. Consequently, children are more, and more out of shape.


You can read more at the Houston Chronicle.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

3 Responses to “Texas kids failing the grade in P.E.”

  1. That is just terrible. These schools are cutting music, art and fitness things for other things they can do away with. There has got to be a better way for these schools to manage their funding!

  2. Todd says:

    I couldn’t agree more. They’re easy targets. That’s the only reason it’s allowed to happen.

  3. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Todd Boyer, Todd Boyer. Todd Boyer said: New blog post: Texas kids failing the grade in P.E. http://phitzone.com/index.php/2010/07/children-fail-fitness/ [...]

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge