I remember seeing the guys in remedial PT at Fort Knox, they had to wear yellow shorts and shirts. I remember them being referred to as the "banana boys". The physical requirements of the PT tests we took could be easily achieved by most people.
I totally agree, I work in the k-12 education field (support staff, not a teacher). I see the crap they have to take every day from incorrigible kids to useless parents, yet it seems everyone wants to take pot shots at them. They take care of a precious commodity and should earn a decent wage.