Jill Tucker, RN says:

“While public schools prepare student for the future job marketplace by emphasizing math and sciences, a recent survey finds parents are concerned that their children are lacking in physical education. Physical education is important for children’s cognitive development and success in school. And a foundation of physical activity, set during childhood, can lead to a lifetime of good health habits.”
Poll: Lack of Physical Education In Schools Concerns Parents

UPI.com  December 7, 2013