Recess in America is certainly a hot-button issue, and with good reason. However, would you believe that currently, only five states require some amount of daily recess for children in schools? From Playground Equipment, this infographic analyzes the recess policies across the United States and gives a letter grade to each. Only nine states received an A grade, and nearly just as many (8) received an F. The states that received A grades include Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
Aside from the grades, this infographic includes a short description of each state's policy. Florida's, for example, says "the law requires that elementary students receive at least 100 minutes of supervised, safe, and unstructured play/recess each week (20 minutes of free play daily)." Where did your home state stack up against the rest of the country in terms of their recess policy?