School Physical Education Programs Suffer Budget Cut

School physical education programs are taking a huge cut to their budget — causing a raise in obesity and violent behavior. Find out more on this week’s WLS News.

PE budget cutA coalition called Up2Us recently finished a report showing that schools nationwide have suffered $2 billion in cuts on sports and physical education programs. According to the report, the cuts have caused a rise in both obesity and violent behavior among students.

Study co-author Brian Greenwood said these problems come from removing positive ways that students can occupy their time. Many school sports programs in the U.S. are still intact.

But, some school districts are facing massive budget cuts. And to keep their programs going, the study shows, they may have to eliminate some of their activities and raise participation fees. This, by itself, may soon affect how many students can stay active. Video plays below.

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