Schools promoting healthy lifestyles
With today's article on West Babylon HS being recognized as the nations healthiest school it begs the question: How important is it to parents that schools serve healthy meals, have solid PE curriculum, promote healthy lifestyles, etc?
West Babylon High School rated nation's healthiest -- Newsday.com (broken link)
It seems like all of the school reviews I read revolve around testing and percentages. What importance does health, sports, music, culture, and such hold to you?
It's natural to gravitate to scores as you cannot measure intangibles. I get nervous with this laser focus to scoring high on standardized testing. I'm concerned that the competition to be the best school has districts focusing their energies to "teaching to the test" at the expense of the other stuff.