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
Principal orders classroom locks of whistleblower to be changed during state test. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
When you want an investigative case lost, you just throw it around. Read More
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 … Read More
I hope no one dresses as a whistleblower this Halloween, because you are not welcomed here in NYC DOE. Read More
Again, I spoke up on issues of PUBLIC CONCERN and had I not been tenured, I would have been fired. 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. 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. 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 … 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 … 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. 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 … Read More
A subpoena duces tecum (or subpoena for production of evidence) is a court summons ordering the recipient … Read More
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 … Read More
It’s not only important that you can just read, but that you can … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More