Miss Meyers, can you just answer me just one qestion?...Why
is it that I have to take P.E. every stinking year, because really...I
want to know. I mean every year, it's exactly the same, I'm forced to
humiliate myself in front of the rest of the class. It's not so bad for
the kids who are atheletes, but for the rest of us, like me, it's not
so easy.(Beat) Yes, Miss Meyers...I know, I know...P.E. is just as important
as algebra and biology, and yes I agree that you should get a grade based
on yor abilities and skills. But everyone has to take the same class!
They don't have "Basic P.E." like they have "General Science" or "Basic
Math"...that would be a whole different subject completely! And why do
we have to rotate activities all the time, why can't we stick with one
thing for awhile, that way I could redeem myself by getting better at
something. Soccer and Basketball aren't so bad, but this body shouldn't
be on a balance beam during gymnastics. I just become entertainment for
the rest of the class. High school is humiliating enough without coming
in five minutes after everyone else during the mile run...while they're
showered and going to lunch, I'm just crossing the finish line. I already
know the theory around fitness...it-is-a-part-of-a-well-rounded-education.
But the the least they could do is level the playing field for everyone.
I know there's not much you can do for me, but thanks, for at least letting
me get that off my chest...See you in the gym.
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