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

NYC DOE’s Million Dollar Cover-Up of a Staten Island Principal’s Theft

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. Click Here to Read More

Some DOE Employees Suffer from “SAD” – Sudden Amnesia Disorder

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! Click Here to Read More

A Case For Teacher Tenure Part 3 – The Rest of the Charges

We continue with charges, from my 3020-a termination, hearing where Arbitrator Felice Busto sustained the specifications including bringing notoriety and ridicule to the DOE. Click Here to Read More

A Case for Teacher Tenure Part 2 – Guilty…As Charged?

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. Click Here to Read More

City Investigators Admit Planting Files in Whistleblower’s Investigation

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. Click Here to Read More

Case Tracker – 20 Investigations Closed, Whitewashed or Left Open

 

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 … Click Here to Read More

@NYCSchools Deputy Chancellor Grimm Hides Asbestos Disturbance?

UPDATE: City of NY Visits the post below:

NYC visit AsbestosClick Here to Read More

Who is Leaving @NYCSchools Next? TAG You’re It.

Here is a test. Open Google.com and search my principal’s Senior Field Counsel network attorney – Marisol Vaqzquez esq

She is my principal’s attorney and has been advising her from day one.  Great job … Click Here to Read More

Warrengate -The Whitewashing of Case 12-533

UPDATE: The lead investigator heading this case has left. Lawrence Scott is no longer with the DOE. No word on replacement yet.

What secrets lay within the $7 Million budget of 101 Warren Street, Berta … Click Here to Read More