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. Click Here to Read More

Throwback Thursday- How to Distract Students Taking State Tests

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

A Year Ago Today: NYC Dept. of Education Jails Whistleblower When No Crime Committed

It’s hard to believe that a year ago today I was in a jail cell when when DOE Chief Information Officer (CIO) Hal Friedlander made an allegation when no crime was committed. Meanwhile Principal Linda Hill admitted to stealing for years and over two dozen DOE employees, two chancellor’s and two mayors helped cover it up…no arrests, no fines…not even a disciplinary letter. Click Here to 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. Click Here to Read More

NYC Public Advocate Joins in SLT Transparency Issue

 

One of the?reasons this blog even exists is because of the concerns I raised at the IS 49 School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings. Yesterday, January 7, 2014 NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and Class … Click Here to 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. Click Here to Read More

DOE vs Portelos Termination Verdict Is In 826 Days After They Took Aim to Fire.

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

SCI 10 – SCI Tampers with Video Evidence?

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

SCI 9 – Commissioner Suddenly Finds “Errors” in their Investigation

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

[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 … Click Here to Read More

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. Click Here to 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 … Click Here to Read More

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 … Click Here to Read More

DOE Administrative Trials Unit and “Reading Comprehension”

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The Special Commissioner of Investigation’s Hand is in the Pocket of the Chancellor?

Part 1 of the EducatorFightsBack.org’s ?SCI Series

The Special Commissioner of Investigation’s Hand is in the Pocket of the Chancellor?

Relax…it’s a question, not a statement. Notice the “question mark” at the end? Just a … Click Here to 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 … Click Here to Read More