On 6/30/08, Jan wrote:
> I agree that missing recess is not part of NCLB; it is something your school
> or district has decided to do. If it were part of NCLB, we ALL would be
> missing recess. We aren't. I know of no school in my county that is
> missing recess because of NCLB or any other reason.
> And, causing autism? THAT is a stretch!
> There is no question that NCLB needs modifications. But, we need to be
> honest in our protest of it. If we claim that everything wrong with
> schools is caused by NCLB no one will take us seriously. Nor,will we get any
> relief. If you want recess back, go to your school board and demand it.
> They are the ones who are responsible for this particular idea. It is
> your BOARD that made a very poor decision in response to NCLB. Put the
> blame where it belongs.
> On 6/30/08, Kim/AR/math wrote:
>> On 6/30/08, Tessa- 1st / FL wrote:
>>> On 6/29/08, Kim/AR/math wrote:
>>>>> Yes, it is that bad. My first graders are denied recess so we
>>>>> can fill their heads with knowledge so they can keep us an "A"
>>>>> school: when they take the test in third grade! It is so
>>>>> unhealthy to put so much pressure on kids.
>>>> NCLB does NOT deny children recess. That is a decision made by
>>>> your school or district. Put the blame where it belongs.
>>> Do you think they cut recess for the fun of it? They cut it because
>>> of the pressures of NCLB, because there isn't a minute to spare if we
>>> want the low kids to learn enough to pass The Test. Before it, recess
>> There are more ways of getting your students ready for the test than to
>> make them miss recess. Students can be retained, required to go to
>> summer school, required to do after school tutoring, better preschool
>> programs etc. In my state there are minimum requirements for the amount
>> of physical activity and fine arts. Some states/districts are not going
>> to the extreme of denying recess. If your school is doing that, it is
>> because they chose that remedy.