No kidding! I could have told you this in 1994. My gym teacher required us to either:
1) walk around the gym
2) play badminton or
3) play a leisurely game of kickball or basketball
Wow. I’m so glad that I was late for field hockey and soccer practice for gym class. I knew my athletic teams were much more rigorous than gym, but the question is why isn’t gym more like an athletic team?
I’d love to see my gym teacher last through one field hockey practice. The two-a-days in August would have killed him, and the “day of the duck” when we practice bending while running for 2+ hours would have put him in the OR for knee replacement surgery.
And why are athletes required to go to such a substandard class simply for credit? The system needs change, increasing the standards for gym, and exempting athletes while they are on a practicing school team.