Children spend the majority of their time in school, upwards of 80% actually, sitting. Its important to make sure they are comfortable during that time.
American adults spend millions of dollars each year on ergonomically designed chairs for their office and their homes. However, they dont seem to put much thought into the fact that children spend as much time, if not more, sitting. If we realize that, as adults, sitting in an uncomfortable chair all day can be damaging to the body, and cause problems in work performance why are we not providing ergonomically designed classroom chairs to our children at school?
The answer is mostly practical. Those ergonomic chairs can be fairly expensive, and most school systems simply dont have the funds to supply them to all their students. Schools also have other traits they look for in chairs as well, such as the ability to be stacked and general durability. But there is compromise. SchoolOutlet.com, for example, offers a range of classroom chairs that are ergonomically designed while at the same time highly durable and inexpensive.