Bad idea. Either you can go wide, with a corresponding penalty in terms of a lack of educational depth, or else you can narrow subject areas and differentiate the students (a la BNW) and give students most gifted in subject areas that matter to society greater depth. Something irrelevant needs to go. If not PhysEd, why not something like philosophy? Name one instance in your life where a knowledge of philosophy helped. I can't. Total waste of time, money, and educational resources: Philosophy 1o1. The main problem with something like NCLB was that it dumbs down everyone's assessments for the sake of the ones unable to compete, and also punishes school systems when that stupid idea produces poor results. I liked NCLB inclusion provisions for students with physical disabilities, but that's about the only part of NCLB that shined. I actually know the man (Tom Webb) responsible for that part, and he was one of my best mentors when I was a teaching intern.