Maryland elementary schools say they don't have the space to expand physical education programs

March 5, 2007
Some lawmakers want to require 150 minutes a week of physical education in elementary school.

A lack of gymnasium space is one reason school districts in Maryland are lobbying against a bill pending before the General Assembly that would require 150 minutes a week of physical education for elementary school students. Other reasons: the cost of hiring additional gym teachers and the challenge of wedging more jumping jacks and sit-ups into a schedule already bursting with mandated academic lessons.

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