When I was in school, there was real shame in getting a D grade, let alone an F. If you got one, you worked hard to improve your grade. My, how times have changed.
Gov. Gary Herbert and our Legislature's leaders show no shame over Utah's F grade for air quality ( "Air pollution in Utah gets 'F' grades from American Lung Association," Tribune, April 25), even though it damages the health of Utahns and the state's reputation.
It's because voters don't hold them to account with the political equivalent of being grounded, having their allowances cut and forced to go to summer school. There is no serious effort to catch up.