Many schools cutting back on physical education

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

There was a time when after-school activities meant riding bikes, shooting hoops in the backyard or even a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek that went on until dusk.

In today’s complex world, “after-school activities” is almost a loaded term, more about organizing the fun as opposed to the spontaneous exercise of past generations. It needs, for example, to fit into the busy family schedule; it needs to be in a place that’s safe and supervised by adults, or even make up for all those hours the kids have spent in front of the TV playing video games.

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