Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Public Support for Physical Education


Listed below are some important survey results from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). The surveys point out the over whelming support by parents, students, and teachers for K-12 daily Physical Education.

  • Ninety five percent of parents said that physical education should be included in the school curriculum for all students in kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Eight five percent of parents and 81 percent of teachers believe that students should be required to take physical education every day at every grade level and 92 percent of teens said that they should receive daily physical education.
  • More than 75 percent of parents and teachers believe that school boards should not eliminate physical education for budgetary reasons or because of the need to meet stricter academic standards.