I am a firm believer that children benefit from recess and outdoor play. They should have the opportunity of two recesses. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. What I’m opposed to is “mandated”. Doesn’t the government intrude on our lives enough? Next the government will mandate how many times we chew our food or how many times we are required to mop our floors. Let the states decide on recess. That’s more than enough government control for me.