Are multiplication tables more important than our children's health? Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell seems to think so. He recently vetoed a bill that would have required all elementary and middle school students in Virginia to participate in 150 minutes of physical activity a week, in addition to recess.
The bill passed 37-2 in the Senate and 55-40 in the House, but Governor McDonnell had the final say. His concerns about funding simply point to a lack of political will to prioritize children's health. Further concerns about more P.E. impeding academic performance are unfounded, as countless studies have proven that physical activity actually boosts classroom performance.
Please join us in encouraging McDonnell to increase access to physical activity for Virginia's children. Learn more at Huffington Post.