In this article, state legislators were being told of what happens if they keep making cuts to the California education budget. As a teacher, and former student of the system, I can tell you the cuts have been huge.
It’s not like they are cutting hair that no one needs just to look good. They are starting to cut off ears, lips and noses as well.
One of the things that’s been cut is PE and movement time. This would be fine if the kids got the time to move somewhere else during the day. Heck, even Glen Beck was ranting about kids not going outside and playing during a recent broadcast.
So if you can, support your schools. Support your teachers. You can do this by volunteering and asking if your teacher needs help or supplies. You can do this by letting your legislator know the cuts are deep enough already.
But one thing you can do right away is to make sure your soccer player gets the fitness and play time needed for full growth and development. Get them outside and playing with other kids. If they can’t do that,(or even if they can) go outside and play with for an hour or two.
And your kid will be a better soccer player for it.