Cheers to the Seattle Times editorial board for giving the city's innovative "Be here, Get There" school attendance campaign the praise it deserves. But jeers for failing to give Mayor Mike McGinn an ounce of credit.
As I wrote in covering the press conference that introduced it, this is a program that originated in the mayor's office. And yet the editors make absolutely no mention of the mayor's involvement in a program that in six short months has already reduced absenteeism in Seattle Public Schools by 50 percent.
McGinn has a reputation for being ineffective. Maybe he is. But if he isn't, you'd never know it from his one-sided coverage in the Seattle Times.