When there are much publicized problems in our state’s K-12 public education system, the Seattle Times is quick to blame teachers and their unions. But when Washington students lead the nation in average SAT scores — for the eighth year in a row — the Times gives “Kudos to Washington students who put the state No. 1 for SAT results.”
Washington state’s continued high SAT scores are evidence of a growing number of students working hard, and successfully, toward college.
No doubt. But what about the teachers? Don’t they deserve mention too? Or are teachers only held responsible when they fail to educate, and never when they succeed?