Apparently having vanquished the perennial problems of low test scores and gangs, Chicago public school officials are taking on a new foe: McDonald’s. The fat-friendly chain has–gasp!–too many restaurants within walking distance of the schools.
Here’s an idea: Why don’t the schools figure out how to provide healthy and tasty meals at a reasonable price in their own cafeterias? Have you looked at their menus lately? Compared to “beefy nachos,” corn dogs, and other junk passed off as lunch fare, McDonald’s (Big Mac or no) seems like health food.