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The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA provides a current picture of physical education in the American education system. The 2012 survey finds areas of both improvement and decline since the 2010 Shape of the Nation Report. Thirty-eight states, 74.5%, mandate physical education in elementary, middle/high, and high school, but most do not require a specific amount of instructional time and more than half allow exemptions, waivers, and/or substitutions.
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At a time when the First Lady is highlighting the obesity epidemic among our youth and the role that schools can play, physical education should be given a priority in public and education policy.
Visit the AAHPERD Legislative Action Center to contact your legislators in support of physical education. Find out what you can do to end this serious epidemic.
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