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At Dave and Buster's Crossgates Mall opening, bartenders stood on their bar to juggle bottles while patrons played a variety of games.

To the Editor:

I see a lot of kids making bad food choices during lunch, in restaurants and in my classroom. They are eating the wrong things — chips, pizza, and candy to mention a few examples.

To the Editor:

In the United States, elementary- and middle-school testing has spiraled into something much more than it used to be. Starting with the No Child Left Behind Act, teachers were graded on their students’ performance on standardized tests.

To the Editor:

Everyone knows how programs from schools around the state have been getting cut, but what they might not know is that summer activities at schools are also getting cut due to lack of funds.

To the Editor:

The definition of sport is anything with physical activity or physical exertion and skill, usually played on a team or with teammates.

The definition of dance is moving rhythmically to music, following a set of steps.

So why isn’t dance considered a sport? It is harder than it looks.

To the Editor:

“All right, kids, time for recess”! All of my elementary teachers said that, but, now, in middle school, I have not heard that once.

We sit down in a chair for six hours or even more in school and only have physical-education class once every other day.

To the Editor:

“My dog ate it.” “I had family issues.” Teachers, I bet you that every week at least one of your students comes into your class without their homework and they have an excuse for not doing it.

But why are you giving them homework in the first place?

To the Editor:

Public schools in America have appreciated budget gains for as long as a century. Throughout all these years, no other nation besides Switzerland spends more per pupil and no other nation spends as much on schooling.

To the Editor:

Health problems. Obesity. Overweight.  Why can’t people just exercise or participate in gym 30 minutes each day?

To the Editor: 

Do you think that kids are getting up too early for school? Well, if so, then keep reading!

Studies show that when kids get up at 7 a.m., 66 percent of kids feel unhappy or depressed. I don’t think it is good to get up this early for school. It is affecting the way kids are learning.

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