The Gotham Gazette covers how Physical Education is lost in New York: Council to Examine How City Schools Violate State Phys Ed Law
On May 5 City Comptroller Scott Stringer released “Dropping the Ball,” an analysis revealing that 28 percent of New York City public schools lack a designated physical education space and 32 percent of schools are without a full-time, certified physical education teacher. In total, there are over 400,000 students in New York City public schools that don’t have access to a “full-time, certified PE teacher,” “attend a school without a physical fitness space” or “attend a school that does not have access to an outdoor school yard or nearby yard,” according to Stringer’s report.
The shame of this is real and affects hundreds of thousands of students throughout New York City:
230,000 students lack a full-time, certified PE teacher;
153,000 students attend a school without a physical fitness space; and
91,000 students attend a school that does not have access to an outdoor school yard or nearby park.