Shutting Down Protectportelos.org after 5 Years of Fighting

Five years ago today, on January 30, 2012, I was summoned to my first two disciplinary meetings and had the first three investigations initiated against me. Yes, all in  one day. A week later, another … Click Here to Read More

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

Green Light for Trial by Jury- Portelos v DOE et al

It has been a long time coming, but we finally go to trial this Monday August 15, 2016.

Over four years. Over 900 phone calls between my attorney Bryan Glass, Esq. and I. Not to mention over … Click Here to Read More

What the DOE can do to vocal and veteran teachers. It can happen to you.

Vocal? Veteran teacher? This can happen to you. Stay strong! Click Here to Read More

Association for Union Democracy Finds Solidarity a “New Kind of Opposition in the UFT”

Last fall, UFT Solidarity caucus members met with Association for Union Democracy founder Herman Benson. We were asking him many questions regarding the upcoming UFT elections and he invited us to his home in Queens to … Click Here to Read More

FOIL Friday – What Did the Principal Say About You? Where is the Money?

Imagine you can see the emails of the principal and assistant principal where you are mentioned. “If Ms. Smith wants to bring up the UFT, then let’s go observe her class. Maybe she will think twice next time.”
Did you email the superintendent and never hear back? Imagine you can see if they forwarded the email to others.
Do you believe the funds in your community school are being misappropriated? Imagine you can see where the money is going and what the recent audit done on your school looks like. Click Here to Read More

How I went from Hi-Tech lab to the Rubber Room

Time I was kept out of the classroom for no reason:

747 days

From STEM Lab (above)

to this reassignment center (below)

 

The short version:

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