I am a high school physical education teacher. I am opposed to granting physical education credit for students who are participating in marching band. Many times this "waiver" is abused; for instance students take TA classes when they could have been in a physical education class. Any thoughts on this? Any suggestions on how this process could be reversed? The research in this area points to the fact that students are not receiving instruction in lifetime fitness or lifetime sport concepts.
Greg Bert, NBCT EAYA/Physical Education