- Corbin HInes
- Atlanta, GA
- United States
Will the removal of recess from our school systems prove to be detremental to the social progress of our children?
In 2004, the Bush Administration in an attempt to curb the growing fail rate of our youth, created what we know today as "No Child Left Behind." On the surface, it sounded great in that aimed to give our students a fighting chance against the rest of the world in education but there was one clause in NCLB that few people are aware of or talk about. That is the removal of the once famed, recess. A child's one hour of relaxation has been replaced by an added piece of curriculum. There are many known benefits to children being able to play together and in a society where technology is constantly altering the social dynamics, is it fair to assume this won't affect our future children from engaging in healthy social practices?