During the closing days of the last Congress a measure was submitted, under the sponsorship of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, proposing federal appropriations totaling eventually $200,000,000 a year "to promote national preparedness and the national welfare" by assisting the several states and territories in making adequate provisions for "health education, physical education and recreation in schools and school camps." The frame-work of this bill followed the customary pattern of federal subsidy legislation. State plans were to be submitted by state educational authorities for approval by the federal official to be charged with the administration of the bill, the United States Commissioner of Education. Throughout the proposal references were made to the important problem of health education of persons between the ages of 5 years and 20 years in schools and in school camps. A state school plan was required to provide, among other things, for
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNDER FEDERAL SUPERVISION. JAMA. 1941;116(6):508–509. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820060056014
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