Final Report on Principal Hill is Published -Falls Short of Finding All Misconduct.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Final report on Principal Linda Hill misconduct finally out 1,224 days after allegation made. Read More

Throwback Thursday- How to Distract Students Taking State Tests

Principal orders classroom locks of whistleblower to be changed during state test. Read More

NYC DOE?s Million Dollar Cover-Up of a Staten Island Principal?s Theft

With a budget of over $25 billion, an employee roster of over 136,000 and over 1,400 buildings to manage, there is plenty of room for theft and corruption at the New York City Department of Education. Read More

Johnny Appleseed of Engineering and Unionism

Since May 12, 2014, I have estimated that I taught over 2,000 students in Staten Island. From Pre-K to 8th grade. To repeat the first words ever written on this blog early 2012…. “My name is Francesco Portelos and I love my job!” Read More

Dissecting the Pirozzolo vs State of NY Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

The fight for a proper public education in this country is multifaceted. If you want to get involved, you have to pick a front and get ready for battle. My?issue?is that I get involved on … Read More

Case Tracker – 20 Investigations Closed, Whitewashed or Left Open

 

In the wake of the?PS 106Q Marcella Sills “School of No” fiasco, I decided to make a list of the cases I initiated, or knew about, pertaining to my own community school … Read More

DOE Administrative Trials Unit and “Reading Comprehension”

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It’s not only important that you can just read, but that you can … Read More

Is Test Tampering Big in NYC Too?

The buzz on the street is that these high stakes tests are being?tampered with and may be soiled with?cheating.

Why would anyone want to cheat on a test? I mean don’t let the words?high stakes?fool … Read More

Federal Judge to NYC Attorney Jessica Giambrone: MOTION TO DISMISS DENIED

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For those of you who are following my crazy saga, you know I filed a Federal lawsuit (Read More

UFT President Mulgrew and Chancellor Walcott to decide fate of some “Rubber Roomed” educators.

As of November 21, 2012, I have been removed from my position, as a classroom STEM teacher, for:

210 Calendar Days and 100 School Days

(40 days past 60 day time limit agreed upon)

…and … Read More

How I went from Hi-Tech lab to the Rubber Room

Time I was kept out of the classroom for no reason:

747 days

From STEM Lab (above)

to this?reassignment center (below)

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The short version:

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