Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play. Chris Gabrieli
Play is under attack in our nation's schools - and shrinking recess periods are only part of the problem. Homework is increasing. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Safety concerns are prompting bans of tag, soccer, and even running on the schoolyard. Darell Hammond
The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action. Leonard Boswell
I guess I was always a ham, and I was anxious to try doing different things. I started doing impressions to make friends at school. I would do them during recess. Maybe some of the kids thought I was being weird, but everyone seemed to have a good time. Vesta Williams
I don't know about everyone else, but I really loved lunch and recess because it was an opportunity to get carried away with your imagination. Dichen Lachman