[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

City Investigators Admit Planting Files in Whistleblower’s Investigation

Other dates on the real estate files found on my DOE computer show house sales that took place as late as July 26, 2012. That is 5 months AFTER the devices were out of my possession. Continue reading

Case Tracker – 20 Investigations Closed, Whitewashed or Left Open

  In the wake of thePS 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 of Berta Dreyfus IS 49. —- Cases and Investigations. The NYC Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) has… Continue reading

How to “Hack” the DOE Payroll Portal and Give Yourself a Raise

Tired of being abused with extra work that isn’t helping your students, less time, less autonomy and not even a raise since 2009 Don’t be angry …just “hack” the payroll system like I did and take what you worked hard for. Continue reading

Educators, Are You Burnt Out Good. That’s the Point!

You think it’s by accident that there is a high turnover rate for teachers these days You think the new “rigorous” standards are to get all the millions of children college and career ready Wait, you think that the new evaluation system is here to make you better at teaching… Continue reading

Can Bloom-Klein’s DOE Attack on Probationary Teachers Be Remedied

Her name is Jennifer and she is in her early twenties. She wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl. Her mother was a teacher. Her father was a teacher. Both are retired now from the NYC Board of Education. Her aunt Susan and older brother Kyle… Continue reading

Not So Fast Former Chancellor Walcott

Wait! Not so fast. Don’t go too far former Chancellor Dennis Walcott and former Superintendent Erminia Claudio. Some of you might have read that I filed a Federal lawsuit against Principal Linda Hill, the NYC Department of Education, The City of NY and former Chancellor Dennis Walcott. That complaint was… Continue reading

Follow up on DOE’s Violation of Their Own Regulation C-770

Yesterday’s postRubber Room Administrator Michele Nacht Exiles Educators Far From Homesparked a response from railroaded teacher of the year David Pakter who tells us this happened to him. In fact it seems that this is a long running policy. I also heard from another teacher who tells me he too… Continue reading

Rubber Room Administrator Michele Nacht Exiles Educators Far From Home

When an educator in NYC is reassigned from their position, pending very, very slow investigations, they go to the Rubber Room Hub first. That hub is room 1201 of 49-51 Chambers Street, NY, NY. There you first meet the receptionist, Dr. CY, who has you sign in and then gives… Continue reading

@NYCSchools Deputy Chancellor Grimm Hides Asbestos Disturbance

UPDATE: City of NY Visits the post below: Today’s DNAInfo.com article titled Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Got Preferential DOE Treatment, Emails Show, discusses how DOE leaders bent over backwards to accommodate schools for Success Academy Charters. One of those that laid down the red carpet was Deputy Chancellor of Operations… Continue reading

If You Can Read This Thank A Teacher – A City Reader

Today is my 7th day of my Termination Hearing (3020-a). I got out of the subway and ran into a man holding a large sign outside of Tweed (NYC DOE Headquarters). His name is Bill Gunlocke and I spoke to him before and had another conversation today. He tells me… Continue reading

What Does @deBlasioNYC Mean for @NYCSchools

What Does @deBlasioNYC Mean for @NYCSchools I do not have an answer to that question. All my research, that my educator exile has afforded me, has not given me anything concrete as to what’s to come. I know what I and most parents and educators of NYC want it to… Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Case 12-533 of Financial Misconduct is Finally Closed & Under Review

On the 649th day since I first reported alleged financial misconduct at IS 49, I have just been informed that the case is now closed and under review. See below response from Director of OSI. This is in response to asking who replaced the investigator that had the case: ________… Continue reading

Lemonade for Sale! – Returning the Serve

They say “When life throws you lemons, just make lemonade.” Going along with that saying I have had plenty of lemons thrown at me. Come get your lemonade.     I was told that on March 11, 2013 Principal Linda Hill made her 30th allegation againstme. Principal Hill contacted SCI… Continue reading

DOE Administrative Trials Unit and “Reading Comprehension”

It’s not only important that you can just read, but that you can also comprehend what you read. Isn’t that what we teach and test students on Reading comprehension is extremely important. What Common Core Learning Standard does that fall under I wouldn’t know as I have been barred from… Continue reading

3,000 Pages of Secret DOE Emails. [Deputy Chancellor Kathleen Grimm Enters Stage Left]

On Monday I went to my attorney’s office in Manhattan to strategize and pick up this CD (above). The DOE Tweed building, where all the head brains are, was on my way. I stopped and took this quick photo just after I past two attorneys from the Administrative Trials Unit.… Continue reading

Vague SCI Report is Finally Out on Portelos and IS 49

At 2:22 PM today, April 25, 2013, I was looking at the countdown on this site. It was going to show the 365 day 0 hour and 0 minute mark of the last time I stepped foot into my beloved STEM Lab. Just then my phone beeped and I received… Continue reading

Is Test Tampering Big in NYC Too

The buzz on the street is that these high stakes tests are beingtampered with and may be soiled withcheating. Why would anyone want to cheat on a test I mean don’t let the wordshigh stakesfool you. It’s not like these scores are tied to graduation, promotions, termination and bonuses Oh… Continue reading

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

For those of you who are following my crazy saga, you know I filed a Federal lawsuit (Portelos v DOE) last June. It is against the City, DOE, and Berta Dreyfus IS 49 Principal Linda Hill. They attempted to silence a parent, who is an educator, who has a backbone… Continue reading

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 I’m not the only one of the 220+ educators who past the time limit. Just… Continue reading