EDUCATION

Chicago's Community Organizing and Family Issues Fights To Bring Back Recess

01/15/2011 02:25 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In the nearly five years since Lynn Morton helped begin an effort to restore recess to Chicago elementary schools, she says, she has never come across anyone who doesn't like the idea.

From parents to principals, teachers, Chicago Public Schools leaders and lawmakers, everyone seems to agree that the city's youngest students need time in the school day to play, exercise and socialize.

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