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[Susan notes: This bikedesk scheme sounds like a piece from The Onion.]

Submitted to The Tennessean but not published

To the editor

The Tennessean has published a free commercial for a stationary bike that students are supposed to ride while doing schoolwork ( FitDesks help students exercise while they work, Sept. 13).

If school time is so limited that students have to get their exercise pumping a bike at their desks, something is seriously wrong with school.

The entrepreneurs responsible for this crackpot idea say they want to put 10,000 bikedesks in schools next year. I don't think that's their goal. At $300 per bikedesk, their goal is to gross 3 million dollars.

Stephen Krashen

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