Wednesday, January 25, 2006

DDR and WV

I love West Virginia, not just because of the lovely mountains and availability of moonshine, but because the state has started a new program to tackle obesity in kids. As one of the "largest" states in America, the kids often have weight problems, likely stemming from never learning that "fried" doesn't mean "good for you." So, the state is reaching out to kids and instituting everyone's second fave video game, Dance Dance Revolution, as part of gym class in schools! Seriously. I'm not lying. Read the reports here and here. What's next? Karaoke Revolution becomes music class?

4 comments:

Bruiser Woods said...

Ahhh, West Virginia. On the cutting edge of education theory. No child left behind, indeed.

And I thought my elementary school was "cool" when we tried "Sweatin' to the Oldies" one day in gym class.

I like the Karaoke Revolution idea for music class. But considering how much I sucked at it the last time I played, I think it would have cost me some GPA and could have kept me out of a decent college.

Elle Woods said...

I'm not even going to ask if your gym class had "sweatin' to the oldies" cuz you are from Philly, and Philly is inhabited by some odd folks...

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Anonymous said...

ahhh, education in West Virginia; the full school experience without all that book stuff!!!