One of the things that legislators like to do best - both at the state and national level - is make the public schools responsible for every bad thing that's happening in America.
Now we read that Kentucky lawmakers are preparing to lay the youth obesity problem at the feet of educators.
A state official told a legislative subcommittee last week that those attending obesity forums at nine locations across the state were in favor of mandating physical education every day for all grades. It was suggested to the lawmakers that elementary students be required to have physical education for 30 minutes a day and the middle school and high school students have physical education for 45 minutes a day.
The suggestion actually makes some sense for elementary school students. In the old days, the break for physical activity was called "recess" and no doubt served to make the day go better for everyone - teachers and students alike - as the kids got a chance to let off some steam.