In the event the bureaucratese has confused you, let me break down where they’re going with graduation requirements at Manhattan High: Put simply, they’re going to get rid of a year of required gym class, and they’re going to add some other stuff. What that other stuff is not particularly relevant to this column; my subject today is that it appears that kids will be required to take a semester of gym and a semester of health class in order to graduate. Currently, the requirement is for two years of gym.

That’s fine; I don’t really want to nit-pick. I start from the assumption that educators know what they’re doing.

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