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Recess in school is a no brainer for kids, educators

Remember that old proverb: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?

It was true centuries ago, and it's still true today. In fact, that saying is more important in the hurly-burly 21st century than it ever was. A group of Miami moms understands that.

They're pushing for more recess in school after a bill to mandate recess failed in the Florida Legislature recently. Apparently our esteemed lawmakers, who know squat about education and probably less about children, think a first-grader can sit still for six hours without a break. We shouldn't have expected different, of course. These are some of the very same people who, in 2015, ended the annual session three days early,...