Persuasive Essay On Physical Education

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Physical Education Physical education has been taught in the United Sates since the nineteenth century, though some believe that physical education should not be mandated in a student’s education. Physical education is how schools teach students on the proper ways to stay physically fit, and forces students to get active during the school day. There are many academic benefits to students staying active during the school day. Physical education also helps students with far more than just staying in shape. It also helps promote a person’s general wellness. With that being said physical education is helping to create more well-rounded individuals. Some believe that physical education classes are not beneficial and students are better off learning…show more content…
class is run, or the amount of physical activity required in one class. This can lead to controversy as to if P.E. is actually doing anything for students. The state has no requirements for assessments in P.E. nor do they require any fitness testing. Whether schools test students in P.E. is at the discretion of the instructor (National Association for…). So if the state does not give regulations as to how to test the physical capability of the students then it is difficult to see whether or not the students are learning anything or becoming more physically fit. That is why some people believe that P.E. should not be mandated in the state of…show more content…
classes are not as beneficial to students. “A major study of Physical education conducted by Cornell University. The, study based on information from 37,000 high school students’ responses to surveys from the center for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals that most students do not believe gym class is effective” (Chen). Students also believe that their time spent in the gym could be better spent elsewhere. “Researchers have found that the average high school gym class only keeps students active for an average of 16 minutes! In a class period that is about 45 minutes long, that isn’t a lot of active time” (Chen). This is why some believe that the state should not mandate P.E. because these classes could be a waste of a student’s
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