Illinois teachers are responding to the reduction in mandatory physical education in Illinois Schools. Bridget Shanahan with the Illinois Education Association (IEA) says the union has launched the “Keep Learning, Keep Moving” campaign to preserve daily physical education (P.E.) classes. She says it isn’t just about fitness alone.
Shanahan says some districts were already out of bounds with state law before Governor Rauner signed legislation in August that allowed school boards to have kids in p.e. as little as three days a week.
With 135,000 members, the IEA is the state’s largest union for educators.