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. Myissueis that I get involved on many fronts, shooting arrows acrossthespectrum hoping to make a positive difference somewhere.Why are we even… Continue reading

A Case for Teacher Tenure Part 2 Guilty…As Charged

In Part 1 I shared all the charges against me that were dismissed by thearbitrator from my termination hearing. Those did not include the over 25 allegations and investigations against me that were unsubstantiated. Do not mistake investigations with charges. All in all, with investigations and charges, the Department of Education has taken over 50 shots at my career and missed. Thanks TENURE!!

Now for some of the charges that were sustained by Arbitrator Felice Busto. Continue reading

[UPDATED] DOE’s Workplace Bullying Continues – My 33 Hours Behind Bars

I didn’t think that I would have to update my “Allegations Against Mr. Portelos” list again, but unfortunately I did. Those who have been working tirelessly to end my career hit a new low. A new allegation came in through the NYC Police Department, not the Special Commissioner of Investigation,… Continue reading

@NYCSchools Under New Management – Sell Your Pearson Stock

For almost two months I had a Google Alert for the words “de Blasio and chancellor“, so all articles with those words would be sent to my inbox immediately. Thank God I can finally remove that now. As you can imagine there were countless emails that came in regards to… Continue reading

The Docile Educator vs The Badass One

DOCILE docile adjective 1.ready to accept control or instruction; submissive. “a cheap and docile workforce” Synonyms: submissive,unassertive Shhhh…quiet. We are in the habitat and age of the Docile Educator. Wait, before we get into the Docile Educator, let’s talk about what scientists have discovered about frogs. Scientists say that if… Continue reading