In an editorial published on Friday, "Starting with Beacon Hill, school officials must stop cheating before it spreads", the Seattle Times editorial board demands that district officials aggressively investigate and crack down hard on whoever altered test booklets at Beacon Hill International Elementary School.
Funny how the Seattle Times wants district officials to come down hard on anyone found to have cheated on the MSP but they aren't concerned about all of the other rule-breaking in Seattle Public Schools.
They aren't concerned about violations of IDEA. They aren't concerned about how the District can't comply with the federal laws regarding Native American education. They aren't concerned about violations of the chaperone rules. They aren't concerned about violations of the field trip rules. They aren't concerned about violations of Title IX. They aren't concerned about violations of the sexual harassment policy or procedures. They aren't concerned when district officials break their promises to students and communities. They aren't concerned about the routine violation of district procedures, board policies, state regulations, or federal laws that happen every day throughout Seattle Public Schools - violations that cause real harm to students - but they care so deeply about someone messing with a few standardized tests. This act, they believe, requires an immediate and severe response. They want whoever did this found and they want an example made of them.
That's why no one takes the Seattle Times editorial board seriously in education issues. They're just too intellectually dishonest and their focus in on numbers instead of kids.