Jason Nunn wrote:
Sadly, in America, we've gone from that extreme to the other. Now, it's all about not being competitive and not "putting kids on the spot". I was a PE major before I switched to ExSci. We were told to teach kids how to throw, hit, and kick, but we weren't allowed to actually play softball, baseball, or kickball. Nevermind dodgeball *gasp* They felt that these games would single out the weaker, less athletic kids. Maybe they're right, but in real life, I get put on the spot daily.
The state of Physical Education in the US is a sad one. Sorry for the rant.
You wouldn't say that if you were a big nerd in HS like me. Unless things have changed drastically in the last ten years, there were plenty of chances to humiliate weak and smaller kids (or fatter) on a daily basis in PE class.