Well I’ll tell you that I am very curious to know the background of who is hired for these positions that I was not qualified for. A new teacher right out of college? Someone with a Common Branch license and no science or technology experience? Only one way to find out…. Click Here to Read More
We continue with charges, from my 3020-a termination, hearing where Arbitrator Felice Busto sustained the specifications including bringing notoriety and ridicule to the DOE. Click Here to Read More
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. Click Here to Read More
Again, I spoke up on issues of PUBLIC CONCERN and had I not been tenured, I would have been fired. Click Here to Read More
I want to say that I write this with overwhelming glee. I want to say that I write this while in a state of euphoria and with a Kool-Aid smile, but unfortunately I cannot. Click Here to Read More
Lately, I have been so busy with so many tasks and personal things that it has been tough to find time and?really sit and write good posts. We have been working on DTOE.org … Click Here to Read More
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 … Click Here to Read More
Educators and parents,
It’s been a tough decade for us here in NYC. Unfortunately, many of those responsible for the poor policy, including emphasis on high stakes testing, school closures and co-location, are still … Click Here to Read More
I recorded the video on my phone on April 18, 2012 and was removed a week later. I have been out for over 700 days now. Before I sent it to SCI, or anyone, I ran it through a video editing program. I did that so I can hide the young girl’s identity to abide by COPPA and FERPA laws and focus on that part of the hallway. The original was a wider angle. When the laws describe hiding the identity of children, they don’t only mean visual, but all biometric features. This includes voice. Click Here to Read More
Imagine you can see the emails of the principal and assistant principal where you are mentioned. “If Ms. Smith wants to bring up the UFT, then let’s go observe her class. Maybe she will think twice next time.”
Did you email the superintendent and never hear back? Imagine you can see if they forwarded the email to others.
Do you believe the funds in your community school are being misappropriated? Imagine you can see where the money is going and what the recent audit done on your school looks like. Click Here to Read More
[Note: there was an error and this did not post properly, so I re-posted.]
“In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey.” -Beck
Look, relax…it’s no big deal. We are just … Click Here to Read More
Over the summer I had the idea to start writing?DonorsChoose.org?proposals for teachers who were too busy to do it. For those who do not know,?DonorsChoose.org?is a great site where generous philanthropists … Click Here to Read More
We continue with the?The?SCI Files…
There has to be a professional and adult way of saying “Told you so!” ?Sit down and grab some popcorn again, because the craziness never ends here with this … Click Here to Read More
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 … Click Here to Read More
For those not up to date on the lingo, TBT or Throw Back Thursday is in reference to the ?act of posting pictures or sharing memories from the past. It’s becoming an increasingly popular term … Click Here to Read More
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. Click Here to Read More
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 … Click Here to Read More
Wait! Not so fast. Don’t go too far former Chancellor Dennis Walcott and former Superintendent Erminia Claudio.
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