Who needs newspapers? | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Who needs newspapers?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 at 4:47 PM

No need to wait for a paper when Rep. Steve Harrelson is live blogging from the House floor, as on the debate and 68-27 vote by which the House rolled back increased physical activity requirements for our out-of-shape school kids.

I've always been sympathetic to the notion of increasing required physical activity in school. It could be a good place to build lifelong habits. But it's clear many schools have been doing everything they can to evade meaningful implementation of the law. It's also true in upper grades that there often aren't enough hours in the day for all the classes kids want to take.

How did we manage to have daily P.E. for 12 years when I was in school back in the dark ages of the 50s and 60s? It could have been more useful many of those years, but I don't think, overall, it was a bad thing.


Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • How about some good news? A science whiz from Little Rock

    A reader points me to a Forbes "30 under 30" feature on promising young scientists who include Little Rock native Luke Osborn, 29 now a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University.
    • Nov 14, 2018
  • Election assessments: There WAS a blue wave, if not in Arkansas

    As results continue to trickle in, the national media has realized that Donald Trump was blowing smoke in claiming a sweeping Republican victory in last Tuesday's election. The Senate losses will be smaller than originally thought thanks to Democratic pickups in Arizona and Nevada; House Democratic gains seem likely to be between 35 and 40, with some agonizing close losses elsewhere. Democrats made gains in governorships and legislatures, too. But then, there's Arkansas:
    • Nov 14, 2018
  • State approves new agreement with LR teachers, includes waiver of dismissal law UPDATE

    State Education Commissioner Johnny Key, who's controlled the Little Rock School District for four years since state takeover for deficiencies in test scores in six schools, announced this evening that he'd approved a contract agreement between the district and the Little Rock Education Association that includes a waiver of the teacher fair dismissal law that he'd sought over teacher objections.
    • Nov 13, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…


  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation