“Drinks with Education Commissioner John King” – CAPTION CONTEST

Education Commissioner King is coming to town.

December 10
Medgar Evers College
6:30-8:30 PM

December 10
Evander Childs Campus Time:
6:00-8:00 PM

December 11
Spruce Street School
5:00-7:00 PM


This photo was taken after an Educators for Excellence forum in Manhattan last April. I remember being on line to speak to NYS Education Commissioner Dr. John King at this after forum party. I believe I was standing behind Sarah Darville of GothamSchools.

Did I take my two minutes to discuss the new teacher evaluation Common Core Standards My theory on a parallel universe Corruption in our schools Or……

I think it’s time for a CAPTION CONTEST!

In this picture you have the top..top… TOPeducation official in NY State having a margarita with one of the lowest…an educator that has been paid not to teach for over 580 days (a parent whistleblower). Surely there are some great captions one can come up with.

Comment Below and I’ll close the contest in a week (Friday December 13) . I’ll then put all captions on a poll and hold a vote. Winning caption gets a $25 Dunkin Donuts or Best Buy Card emailed or mailed to them. I’m serious!

Commissioner John King and Francesco Portelos

Commissioner John King and Francesco Portelos

Ready Go!

About Francesco Portelos

Parent and Educator fighting for the student and the teacher.
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  1. So…you are getting paid…to do nothing. Sounds exactly like my job!

  2. Lmaoo… You are too much!! I’ll bite…” Hey Commish…how bout those darn Mets…….” lol

  3. Bleh. It’s too sour and toxic. Your margarita No, Common Core.

  4. Look at the bright side — at least your evaluation isn’t based on junk science!

  5. Tell me, would Cuomo rate you as Highly Effective I’m gunna be honest, the public considers you to be Ineffective.

  6. Couldn’t resist: “So Commissioner, which test questions did you get in kindergarten to prepare you for this job”

  7. What time does the bus leave for the New York City forum

  8. I noticed that you like to keep your hand in your pocket. (Silence). Spits drink.

  9. John King from “All My Schools” is the special guest star in a week of compelling episodes of “One School to Live” beginning Monday, December 23, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. Eastern, on the SchoolNet Television Network. He is shown here on the OSTL set with series regular Francesco Portelosas they begin to rehearse the cocktail party scenes. Will the brand-new teacher evaluation system and the Common Core State Standards curriculum be willingly adopted by the Schoolview School District Who is going to crash the party and distribute copies of the best-selling “Tales from the Rubber Room” Stay tuned.

    (Photo credit — H. P. Schoolcraft — School Opera Digest)

  10. Pingback: Updated with Winner: Education Commissioner John King Caption Contest Vote | Educator Fights Back

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