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Let Your Children Outdoors!!!

It is the nature of a child to want to be physically active. It takes a lot of effort and conditioning to train them to be otherwise. But today, the Daily News reported that only 25% of L.A.'s students passed the California Physical Fitness test. Here's the quote from the article that really exposes the reason behind these dismal scores: "Many of our kids cannot go outside and play because it is not safe in their neighborhoods . And with two working parents, there is no time for sports or going to the park," said Leah Perrotti, principal of Langdon Avenue Elementary in North Hills ." (emphasis added). Uh huh. Really? Now let's more closely examine this statement, that North Hills is too dangerous of a neighborhood for kids to dare venture outside. Have a look at this index of crime statistics from North Hills: North Hills is rated as having even lower crime than Granada Hil