[Susan notes: Sarcasm is undoubtedly a mistake in letters to the editor, but I like the letter.
To the editor
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.
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