The “GOTCHA” Freight Train Cometh. Derail it.

There are many common themes and tools used when an educator is targeted. This post specifically looks to help derail and stop the subjective observation freight train. Read More

Portelos vs DOE. Why we lost at trial.

In case you haven’t heard by now, my federal lawsuit did not end the way we wanted it to. By “we” I do not mean just me, my lawyers and family, but rather “we” as also a countless group of educators, across the country, who needed a win against corruption and harassment in our public schools. Read More

UFT Leadership Takes Steps to Expel Mulgrew Challenger from Union Before Election

The Executive Board by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of its members present shall have the power to expel, or to suspend for a term not exceeding one year, Read More

Mayor and School’s Chancellor Call it Counseling, We Call it Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying Awareness week ends tomorrow, but workplace bullying continues and escalates in the New York City Department of Education.

I know I don’t write on this blog as often as I used to. There … Read More

“Issues at Your School” – An email no NYC principal wants to receive

Turning the tables. That’s what progressive caucus?UFT Solidarity?began to do when members contact us that they?are?under warrantless attack. For almost a decade NYC DOE administrators had unfettered power to destroy careers. Problem with a teacher … 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

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

A Case for Teacher Tenure Part 1 – The Dismissed Charges

Again, I spoke up on issues of PUBLIC CONCERN and had I not been tenured, I would have been fired. Read More

I’m Under a NEW Investigation. Yes, Really.

I wish I was making this up. More lemons….more lemonade.

I was called to the DOE’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI). I was called in as a witness to something. When I returned to my … Read More

[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 … 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