[Susan notes: Sarcasm is undoubtedly a mistake in letters to the editor, but I like the letter. There's a glitch in the system. Even though this say the letter was published, it wasn't.]
To the editor
From Susan Ohanian
Published in Wall Street Journal (01/23/2013)
As a longtime teacher in a profession blamed for the social/economic conditions that affect student behavior, I have some sympathy with the diet reform-minded governors and mayors in Boston, Louisville, and elsewhere ( Can a Whole City Stick to a Diet? Fat Chance, Jan. 23, 2013). But, hey, why are these politicos allowed to make excuses? Why aren't they treated the same way the US Department of Education treats educators: Turn the situation around or you will be replaced. Here's a suggestion: Mayors and governors can call on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the real skinny on getting eaters on board with reform. The Foundation spends a lot of money telling people how to do their jobs. 28-page rubrics assessing leader performance are available. Institute public weigh-ins so the public will have a value added score to rate the mayor's effectiveness.
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