I started reading the editorial on the obesity crisis (TNT, 12-5) with much interest, as I am a P.E. teacher and a parent. Everything was fine until I got to the paragraph that praises the Franklin-Pierce School District’s partnership with the YMCA to provide elementary P.E..
I know times are tough for a lot of school districts, but it is not a good thing to eliminate these positions and replace them with non-teachers. As a certified teacher, I’ve been trained in a great deal more than just physical education. I could elaborate, but I’m sure you don’t care. The News Tribune’s continuous bashing of teachers, and public employees in general, is getting tiresome.