NYS Math Test Tampering

I’m not going to write much on this, because it is pretty self explanatory and wrong in every way. I was removed from school the morning of April 26, 2012. My guess is that I was a threat to uncovering alleged financial misconduct and a threat to winning the UFT Chapter Leader position (which I did from the Rubber Room). I was not removed because I was ineffective or a threat to a child. I handed in all my keys and parking pass. Why was it necessary for Principal Linda Hill and Assistant Principal Joanne Aguirre to be up at my door overseeing the changing of my locks after the NY Standardized Math test had already started Was I going to send my spies to retrieve equipment and nuke it in my microwave Or were they going to collect the personal belongings I left that I am prevented from going in to take There were about 5 students in my class as well as another 60 across the hall. While I sat at 51 Chambers St., I received several messages, from several staff members, indicating this was happening. I explained what happened a few days later in my post titled Online and Omnipresent.including filing an SCI complaint and calling the NYS Test Administration office.

The last day of school, June 27, 2012, I received the above picture, from an anonymous email. Proof of this is easy to obtain as all one has to do is look back at Camera C2-19 that faces my room. I have to mention that the custodians and substitute were following orders and should not be held accountable at all. Is there any accountability anyway I wonder if any of the banging (sources say it took at least 45 minutes to change the 2 locks) affected any of the students 60+ students.

Children First….Always

UPDATE: As of April 15, 2013 I was never interviewed by investigators and SCI Chief Thomas Fennell has yet to furnish any case number or status about this investigation. Perhaps there was no investigation. Perhaps SCI decided it did not merit and they would rather put more effort into investigating whether or not I made emergency lights go off or if I walked by a classroom too often. Perhaps their investigators were busy investigating whether or not other whistleblowers around the city were also engaged in sudden misconduct.

As parents and citizens, I would call or email SCI Chief Investigator Thomas Fennell and ask (tfennell@nycsci.org or call 212-510-1400).

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About Francesco Portelos

Parent and Educator fighting for the student and the teacher.
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  2. I know how you feel and support your fight to get back into the classroom.

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