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|No one would argue that schools need to focus on preparing all children for the academic demands of a
changing world. But is cutting out movement, fresh air and play the way to do it? Brain researchers, social
scientists, physicians, child psychologists and parents are all beginning to answer with a resounding “no”!
“Recess defense” groups have popped up around the nation, organized by parents or teachers. This spring,
the Cartoon Network and the National PTA launched a campaign called Rescue Recess, aimed at starting a
grass-roots movement. The rise in childhood obesity and the call for school health policies makes
defending recess an even higher-profile cause.
Check out just a sampling of “recess facts”: