Poor Title, Decent Article

A recent article in The Seattle Times is entitled “What’s the Matter With Teachers Today?”

The title is an obvious ploy to gain readership and increase online comments; however, it’s not an accurate title at all. The article itself contains a brief history of teaching and mentions a few issues teachers must face, and the conclusion is surprisingly teacher-friendly for a Seattle Times article; however, it would be nice to see a positive education headline instead of the typical claptrap that dominates today’s papers.

Why not title the article more accurately? Is positivity failing to sell papers?

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