Is it really schools' job to help students lose weight and get fit? The state thinks so, but its voluntary plan to have schools measure the weight and height of Indiana's 1 million public school students this year is running into school concerns about privacy. Only 320 of Indiana's nearly 2,000 public schools have signed up to participate. The privacy concerns are legitimate; I can remember being a fat kid in school, and I wouldn't have wanted my weight in a database (although, way back then, it would have been a notebook). But I think an even better reason to take a pass is that it's just one more task in the ever-growing list of things schools are expected to do. We keep piling it on, then seemed shocked and angered that the schools don't have time to actually teach students.