Public Advocate finds BX and city kids are not getting enough physical education

A new report released by Public Advocate Betsey Gotbaum found that some public schools in the Bronx and the city do not have enough physical education classes.

Gotbaum says the Department of Education is breaking the law by not supplying the mandatory minimum of gym classes. The report found that P.S. 197 third and fourth-graders did not have physical education classes at all.

Gotbaum recommends that the Department of Education work to provide kids with proper athletic facilities and proper curriculum. The Department of Education says it takes the academic and physical education needs of students very seriously, and adds that it will continue to make sure students have access to excellent classrooms and athletic facilities.

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