What is going on in New York?

First, several days ago a court ruled that the “ratings” of thousands of New York City teachers must be made public.

A couple of days later a deal with struck for an insane system of teacher assessment. It’s “bizarreness” can be best understood by reading these two articles:

New teacher evaluation system is all flaws appeared in The New York Daily News.

‘You are so smart…why did you become a teacher?’ was published in The Washington Post.

Did something get into the water in the city where I grew-up?