Vote to support quality P.E.

04/14/2014 2:04 PM

04/15/2014 4:50 PM

On February 14, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing took up the issue that would have created a waiver from the 2 year P.E. requirement for Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps students. After hearing testimony from both sides, the Commission voted to maintain P.E. as a requirement for high school students.

On April 10, at the insistance of the governor's office the Commission on Teacher Credentialing re-voted and reversed itself allowing students in JROTC classes to be handed P.E. credits toward high school graduation.

Besides having a P.E. credential, I also have a supplemental math credential. Should my P.E. students get Algebra 1 credits while enrolled in my P.E. class?

In June, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing will have another chance to vote on this issue. Commissioners, please vote to uphold your original support for a quality high school P.E. program.

-- Kevin McNamara, Rio Vista

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