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Tom Stabile’s piece on the sorry (incomplete, alas) history of reroofing DCPS schools (“Fiddler on the Roof,” 8/22) contains the kind of appreciation of planning and staff work that the Washington Post never lets on matters more than the policy pronouncements of elected officials. The Post never tells us how the government fails, and so one after another bad show keeps getting staged, to ever less interested audiences. The great silent-film comedians did a hell of job entertaining us with the pain and horrors of trying to do everyday tasks, and Stabile (and his editors) have done a fine job of covering this one-act by the farceurs in the front office of current DCPS administration. When does the show close?

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