That's 12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins' reaction to a bill that got a lot of debate on Monday dealing with school recess times. Senate Bill 5257 mandates public schools provide at least 30 minutes of daily recess time within the school day, and discourages the practice of withholding recess as a disciplinary or punitive action, or to have a student complete academic work. Hawkins says mandating recess time isn't the state's job:
What's more, Hawkins says this wasn't even an issue he was aware of until this year:
However, the bill passed the full senate by a 28-21 vote; a similar bill is in the House Education Committee.