Friday, February 24, 2012

Inside The New York Times

Winnie Hu writes: “The New York City Education Department will release the ratings of thousands of teachers on Friday, ending a nearly year-and-a-half-long legal battle by the teachers’ union to keep the names confidential.”

Al Baker reports: “A police station house in the Bronx has a strict quota system that requires officers to produce a minimum number of arrests, summonses and street stops each month, a civil rights group claims in a federal lawsuit that contends the system has turned officers against one another.

And in his column, Baker looks at how Manhattan D. A. Cy Vance’s successful prosecution of a gun and drug crew has dramatically reduced crime in one area of Harlem.

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