A Play by Play Story of Corruption and Educational Neglect

My name is Francesco Alexander Portelos. I am a parent and educator in Staten Island. I was teaching technology at Berta Dreyfus IS 49 for 5 years after I left a 7 year career in the Environmental Engineering/Inspection field. My record, as a teacher and school community member, was stellar. After I became a new father in the community, my focus transcended past my praised classroom and I looked at the issues at the school as a whole. Continue reading

Rubber Room Journal

Time since I last stepped foot in my classroom [gigya src=”http://www.clocklink.com/clocks/9002e-orange.swf” flashvars=”TimeZone=EST&From=2012,4,25,15,30,00&Title=April%2025%2C%202012&” width=”320″ height=”60″ wmode=”transparent” ] Welcome. This will be a running record of some thoughts and experiences of my day to day dealings with a very broken system that seems to put the student’s best interest last. I was… Continue reading

Allegations Against Me to be Published

I’ve made the decision to publish the 15+ allegations made against me. The time has come for all to know why countless students were placed dead last on hidden agendas in and out of my school. http://protectportelos.wordpress.com/allegations-against-me/ The page is password protected and will be unlocked when school begins. As… Continue reading

Living in a Country with the Freedom to Fight Back

Ahhh Freedom! Freedom of Speech…Freedom to stand for your rights….Freedom of Information (to collect and share). I’m thankful to the 56 troublemakers who signed the Declaration of Independence and resisted oppression. Happy and Safe 4th of July! Despite the onslaught of attacks from my administration, a few teachers, former UFT… Continue reading