The proposed bill, perhaps not so cleverly called "The Leave No Child Inside Act," claims to motivate children to get outside and become physically active, according to CNET. The taxed funds would go to support state programs like outdoor recreation programs, transportation to outdoor rec facilities, curriculum in outdoor activities for teachers, and so on.
First, it appears obvious that the title "Leave No Child Inside Act," is intended to draw parallels between the new program and the No Child Left Behind Act, one that is widely regarded to be a horrendous program for all but the lowest common denominator of children. What I mean by that is that the NCLB Act is designed to make sure every child is getting a successful eduction…many times at the expense of a quality education for those who aren't struggling to pass the grade.
So, what the government of NM is suggesting, intentionally or not, is that the new bill aims to make sure every child gets outside and becomes healthy and active, correct? What about the children that are already highly athletic or recreationally involved, and only play games for thirty minutes to an hour before bedtime? You are going to penalize those children for playing video games along side the children that should be getting outside…just like the masses of children being adversely affected by the dumbed down teaching implemented with the NCLB Act.
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