Recess Discussion: Should it be mandatory?

Should Recess Be Mandatory?

Remember recess? Kids playing kickball or tag, hopping on the swings or skipping rope. Recess is endangered at many schools. To meet the demand for better academic performance, schools are cutting back on recess time. In some schools recess is more like study hall in a classroom. Is the decline of recess contributing to childhood obesity? Does recess help kids get along? Should the state make recess mandatory for all schools? Or is recess just fooling around?

Related Links:
* 'Should Recess Be A Required Course?' Everett Herald

* 'School Recess Gets Smaller; Adults are Dismayed,' New York Times