Yea, yea. We all heard about the study on how obese we are and Derek Jackson of the Boston Globe takes it further with an article about the demise of phys ed in public schools.
I never new that most kids don't go to phys ed anymore. No wonder most kids have no sense of team spirit or drive to compete. After all, that's the real world. As much as we might love to all sit around in a one of those "self-esteem" sessions, we better get off our collective asses and realize that the real world is all about competition.
Oh, and for all of you who think that winning and losing hurts our poor little child's self esteem, you might also note that the physical exercise involved in act of winning and losing a phys ed dodge ball game INCREASES self esteem.
Get off your ass!
In high school, I endured the usual label of band geek. That was until we got a new band director who whipped us so far into shape that the term geek simply was not applicable anymore. We even had football players cheering us on! Since high school, the ranks of those choosing to be a part of the marching band in high school and the parents and teachers that support it have dwindled greatly. Some say it's because it takes too much time or that their child needs more free time. I say we became lazy. We allowed our children to become lazy. We lost our spirit to care about participating in school support.
I felt very proud to be a part of it. Besides, those busrides to and from the football games were perfect for getting with the girl of your dreams!
It's nice to read about a group that still has this spirit and that is so enticing that they have to turn people away. Read about it in the Boston Globe