My concern is less with the P.E. teachers than the amount of experience these people have. I do have some resentment when someone who never really taught school tries to tell me what I'm doing wrong (not that it happens often because I produce good test scores for my building, knock on wood). I used the P.E. teachers as an example, because a friend of mine worked for a guy who had taught P.E. for three years, became a principal, piddled around with that for a few years, and moved to the central office, where he is now in charge of Human Resources. He's a nice guy, but if he weren't doing this, he would be selling cars somewhere. As a principal, he tried to tell his teachers how to teach reading, when he could barely read himself, and as the HR guy, he's determining what makes a quality teaching candidate. Meanwhile, my friend with 15 years of teaching experience, a track record of students who year after year score better than average on standardized tests, a business degree, and a former career in management cannot get so much as an interview. In nearly 20 years of teaching, I have worked for a handful of quality administrators, and without exception, they are the ones who taught the longest (various subjects, even P.E.). When I think about the HR guy who can barely read, I also find myself asking why, when people are criticizing American education, they always target the teachers and NEVER mention the administrators that hired them? But again, that is a different issue for another discussion.