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Poll: Do you have to take gym credits to graduate?
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Gym Class Mandatory?
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Gym Class Mandatory?

I have a gym class this trimester, and need two gym credits to graduate. This reallllllly ticks me off, do they really think forced humiliation is going to teach us lifelong healthy habits? Discuss?

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I strongly disagree with making any class mandatory.

Gym teaches students to hate sports. For me, it takes up 3 hours of my time every week, and lowers my self-confidence. Both of these factors effect my ability to perform well in subjects I actually enjoy, such as Math or History.[b][/b]

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PE was mandatory where I live all the time, until I went to a private school that didn't have any PE at all. That was a relief...

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Unless you're in a private school, they can't fail you in gym so long as you show up. Its the easiest grade you'll ever earn, just think of it that way.
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Ayliana Wrote:Unless you're in a private school, they can't fail you in gym so long as you show up. Its the easiest grade you'll ever earn, just think of it that way.

I attend a public school. A really bitchy teacher (thanks God I don't have her) failed a girl, even though she attended about 92% of the classes and had a valid doctor's note for the rest. I'll admit it, the girl was rather unfit. But she came to the classes, and participated (she wasn't exactly eager and enthusiastic) but she didn't just sit there either.

Thankfully, I have a more humane gym teacher won't give anything lower than a C if you're making a reasonable effort. I don't think I'd call it "the easiest grade I'll ever earn", that's Art, at least for me.

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I don't understand how 2/3 of the voters picked yes. This site is against mandatory schooling...wouldn't that automatically make us against mandatory gym class?

So, no, gym should not be mandatory, especially in high school. No high school classes should be mandatory!
03-07-2008 08:12 AM
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The reason people voted yes is because the question is "do you" not "should you".

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Today was my first day, I've been out with bronchitis.. and my mom even had me bring a note asking to have me sit on the sidelines so I wouldn't be DYING.. But we were doing dancing, so she decided that was easy enough for me; was not! I was coughing all over my partner(s), I felt soo bad about it, and seriously, DANCING??? I mean, did they purposely pick something with a high rate of humiliation like that? It actually wasn't too bad for me, because well, it was the type of dancing where the guy pretty much directs you, but I felt so bad for the guys that didn't know what they were doing! Thankfully the class seems pretty nice on the whole, if it were only a bunch of jocks and cheerleaders I would die.

I've never heard you only have to show up, I think you can only get away with that if you have a serious health problem. I mean, if that is a rule, no teacher I've had has followed it.

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My school does not have any Physical "Education" classes at all.

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Fire Elf Wrote:My school does not have any Physical "Education" classes at all.

*drools with longing* That sounds AMAZING. Except, I would guess since they cut that they probably cut like art and stuff too? Even art wouldn't bother me; do you guys still have choir???

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I'm sure he means "Physical Humiliation" classes. He's not being educated, just humiliated.
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Oni-Chiisu Wrote:I'm sure he means "Physical Humiliation" classes. He's not being educated, just humiliated.
Actually, the quotation marks are the because i kind of conside the phrase "physical education" to be a bit of an oxymoron. you know, like "jumbo shrimp" or "millitary intelligence".

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Two years of PE are required at my school. Its actually not that bad, I mean, I'm pretty out of shape, but the class is still really easy, though it is boring.
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I actually like P.E. It's better than sitting on my ass learning Latin phrases. Then again, it's always come pretty easily to me.

Even if you hate it, just drift through it. It's probably the easiest grade you'll ever get. For example, last semester I wouldn't even do the warmup exercises (preferring instead to engage in games of basketball while everyone was dealing with the fun of running and stretching, in that order, for upwards on 15 minutes, hah), and I still got something like an 88.

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I have to take gym class. Guess how many years.

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My first time around this post was such a rambling mess I'm cleaning it up significantly.

Points against P.E. :

-I'm all for staying healthy & fit, but I prefer to do so in a ridicule-free zone, preferably my own house.

-It's pathetic, but Elementary P.E. was such an embarrassing experience it makes me, in the back of my mind, think of exercising as an innately shameful experience.

-Gym classes don't try to start with unfit kids and bring them up to a fit level gradually and with a plan of attack, they just throw people of all different fitnesses together and some excel, some flounder. Too bad for the flounderers, tough luck.

-Class periods aren't long enough for shower/get ready time, so if you did have a useful P.E. period, you'd have to go through the next class dripping with sweat, and the whole day you'd smell. Call me superficial..


Like many problems with school, lack of options is the #1 issue. I would be fully open to an Independent Study P.E., where (if the gym teacher was actually somewhat educated) you'd meet with the teacher and get an exercise program lined up to get yourself fit, report back periodically, then write a final paper about what you did, the science behind doing those exercises, what sort of progress you saw, etc. It'd be amazing.

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We have to take two years, then we can drop it.

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We have to take 4 semesters of it in order to Graduate. I used to hate to hate gym more then words can describe, but know it's kind of fun when you have nice people in your class.
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PE is mandatory K-10 in my district.

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I like p.e im not that athletic but it gives me a break from constant homework and worksheets.

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--monkey666-- Wrote:I like p.e im not that athletic but it gives me a break from constant homework and worksheets.

I'm taking PE online. Worksheets! =D

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There's no P.E. at all in my school.

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Lucky. v.v

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