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Bill would kill Florida's mandate for middle school P.E.

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middle_school_pe.For the second year in a row, a Central Florida lawmaker has filed legislation to kill a middle school PE requirement that went into effect in 2009. Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, who filed the bill, HB 4057, told the Orlando Sentinel education blog, "If you're going to cut back the money you've got to cut back the mandates."

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State law requires that middle school students take one semester of PE per year, but it has an opt-out clause that many parents have taken advantage of. So what's better: A PE mandate with a big loophole? No PE mandate at all? Or a PE mandate that's fully funded? (Image from naplesnews.com)

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 10:10am]

    

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