Still, regardless of the income coming into that house, most students lose “two months of grade level equivalency” in math skills every summer. Research shows that over the past 100 years students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the year. Harris Cooper, a social psychologist led a study that focused on the summer slide found that summer learning loss is real. He also found that, that summer affects all students in all core classes. The NSLA which is the national summer learning association, think that the reason for kids losing information over the summer is because of the lack of kids being involved in summer learning activities.
Many schools don’t have physical education and many students don’t have that free time, it’s all work, work all the time. According to the Department of Education all schools are required to follow six standards due to the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) issued in December 2007. Physical Education should be mandatory in schools due to the increase of child obesity, the health of the students, and as a replacement
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!
Guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators state that school’s should have 150 minutes a week of physical activity in elementary schools, and 225 minutes of physical activity in middle and high school. According to healthland.time.com, only 4% of the U.S. follow the guidelines issued, 29% of the U.S. were considered “weak” in their guidelines, and 67% of the U.S. school districts had no physical education policies. The lack or quality of physical education among schools in the United States is a problem. Many problems with school student’s health are on the rise, such as, heart
On the bright side, sophomore year 's homework wasn 't as vigorous as senior year. I have found myself not caring too much about my grades this year and missing more school than I ever could have imagined. Although I have faced these struggles, I made better use of my planner when I did miss school. I only used my planner for my senior English class, because it was the class with the most work. Each week, we would take a day to write down our weekly schedule, so even when I missed two weeks of school, I knew what work I missed the day I got back.
My participation in Project Playground has shaped my entire outlook on physical activity for students. I noted that Memminger Elementary did not have a full time physical education teacher, and the children were only receiving between ten to fifteen minutes of recess. Not all classes had recess daily and most students never experienced a physical education course. Although South Carolina does not mandate recess, the National Association of Sports and Education suggests that students receive one hundred and fifty minutes of physical education and at least one twenty-minute period of recess (Strainer). With one of the longest school days in the world, it is heart wrenching to know that students rarely receive the allotted time of physical activity
Approximately 30 percent of U.S. children and adolescents age 6 to 19 are overweight, and 15 percent are obese". This same article continues by stating that "only twenty percent of Americans get the recommended 150 minutes of strength and cardiovascular physical activity per week" (Mudder). This helps to show that people who are inactive are more likely to be diagnosed with a disease. To help solve this issue, schools can require more than one year of a physical education class. Some students don't do sports in school and therefore are not getting the exercise they need each week.
In schools 1 out of every 4 students no longer sign up for physical education classes and at home only 1 out of 4 children get 20 minutes of exercise daily. All of this has resulted in the obesity rate in yo... ... middle of paper ... ... the day. These abilities are the reason why kids who play sports during the school year have better grades. They are able to incorporate different kinds of information at one time and studies show kids who do sports have a higher education and job-related outcome ( ). Many parents are afraid to let their children do sports because they think it takes up time that should be used for friends, family, and school.
However, results from the School Health Policies and Program Study indicate that only 3.8% of elementary schools offered daily physical education classes (McKenzie et al., 2010). Although the daily recommendation of physical activity is only 60 minutes a day, many primary and elementary schools do not provide the requisite amount of physical activity needed for optimal growth and development. Budget cuts and increased emphasis on academic performance have prompted many schools to cut back on physical education. Some schools even went as far as eliminating physical education classes altogether (Gaus & Simpson, 2009). As children enter the a... ... middle of paper ... ...p, 2004) Vermeer et al.
The water crisis is mainly affecting women and children in places like South Africa that don’t have good drinking water. The reason the water crisis affects the women and children a lot more is because they are the ones that have to go and get the water, and if they get sick or something happens where they can’t get water they won’t have water that day. One in ten people don 't have access to safe drinking water, that 's 663 million people in the world. Two times the population of the United States of America live without being able to get clean drinking water. Since January of 2015 the global water crisis has been the number one risk to society.