The Death Of Recess

“Countless schools are axing recess to make more time for test prep, as if childhood development is less important than test scores. Ironically, both suffer at the loss of recess.”

Recess time is dwindling for American students and The Best Schools magazine makes a compelling case for that being a terrible thing.

This article points out that many schools are cutting recess in favor of more test prep and points out the impact of eliminating recess is rising obesity, over-medication of children, and even a negative impact on test scores.