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

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 Public Advocate Joins in SLT Transparency Issue

 

One of the reasons this blog even exists is because of the concerns I raised at the IS 49 School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings. Yesterday, January 7, 2014 NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and Class … Click Here to Read More

Today’s Rally at Tweed

If you do some research on the actual construction of the Tweed Courthouse, you will find that it was actually built on the back of corruption. It was built using funds provided by the corrupt Click Here to Read More

Joel Klein’s Attorneys are Still Deeply Rooted in @NYCSchools

Educators and parents,
It’s been a tough decade for us here in NYC. Unfortunately, many of those responsible for the poor policy, including emphasis on high stakes testing, school closures and co-location, are still … 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

701 Days in Educator Exile. “No Big Deal?”

[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 … Click Here to Read More

How to “Hack” the DOE Payroll Portal and Give Yourself a Raise

Tired of being abused with extra work that isn’t helping your students, less time, less autonomy and not even a raise since 2009? Don’t be angry …just “hack” the payroll system like I did and take what you worked hard for. Click Here to Read More

Lemonade for Sale! – Returning the Serve

They say “When life throws you lemons, just make lemonade.” Going along with that saying I have had plenty of lemons thrown at me. Come get your lemonade.

 

 

I was told that on … Click Here to Read More

DOE Administrative Trials Unit and “Reading Comprehension”

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It’s … Click Here to Read More

New Investigation on Me Takes the Cake -I’m telling students how to sneak weapons into school?

I was called in to the Office of Special Investigation for a new investigation against me yesterday. It’s crazy.

I attended the OSI conference and I was told that on March 11, 2013 Principal Linda Hill made … Click Here to Read More

UFT President Mulgrew and Chancellor Walcott to decide fate of some “Rubber Roomed” educators.

As of November 21, 2012, I have been removed from my position, as a classroom STEM teacher, for:

210 Calendar Days and 100 School Days

(40 days past 60 day time limit agreed upon)

…and … 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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