Los Angeles' overcrowded PE classes frustrate war on obesity

11/20/2003 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

With physical education exempt from class size limits, some secondary gym classes in the Los Angeles Unified school district often exceed 70 students. As funding constraints thwart the district's efforts to whittle down class sizes, school board members worry about the adverse impact of such large groups on teachers' management skills and students' health.

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