“…remember the names of the lions at the main library: Patience and Fortitude. There is a terrible urge to lash out wildly in protest of injustice. Resist the urge. The battle must be won in the courts, but cases must be legally sound.” Read More
I’m just past the three-year mark from when my fight began. By “fight” I mean I raised real concerns about public education, the Department of Education came after my career, in an attempt to cover up their misconduct, and… I “fought” back. I must have hit some of these DOE employees back pretty?hard, because they suddenly forgot?everything! 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. Read More
Again, I spoke up on issues of PUBLIC CONCERN and had I not been tenured, I would have been fired. 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 … 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
Wait! Not so fast. Don’t go too far former Chancellor Dennis Walcott and former Superintendent Erminia Claudio.
What happens when a parent in the community is also a teacher in a school? What happens … Read More
Why Would Being Recalled as a UFT Chapter Leader Be a Win For Me?
Before I answer that, first … Read More
For those of you who are following my crazy saga, you know I filed a Federal lawsuit (Read More
Time I was kept out of the classroom for no reason:
From STEM Lab (above)
to this?reassignment center (below)
The short version:
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