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ERIC Number: EJ794540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Political Compromise Makes the World Go 'Round
Everett, Diana
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v20 n6 p32-33 Jul-Aug 2007
Compromise in any context is often hard to accept. It feels like a person is giving up on his or her ideals. This is especially true in dealing with politics. Legislative and congressional bills can be written with the highest of ideals in mind. By the time the bill progresses through committees and the floor debate process, it can look like a political platypus. In this article, the author shares the lessons she learned about political compromise after a 2001 Texas legislature passed a law requiring a specific amount of minutes of physical activity for children in elementary grades. The bill required that elementary students should spend 150 minutes of physical education each week. However, by the time the bill was passed by the Senate and the House, the required hours for physical education became 135 minutes per week.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas