See Ben Chapman's article posted in the Daily News on July 7, 2014, below. I am re-posting from my prior blog post on Mr. Portelos.
No one is safe from his threats, and I ask all of you to beware.
I just received the two comments below, and I dont usually publish Francesco's comments, but I decided to post these two, so you all can see how he and his troop work:
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|Sam Pirozzolo's two children are among of eleven plaintiffs in a lawsuit to end teacher tenure in its current form.|
Parents against teacher tenure say they're being harassed by educatorby Ben Chapman, NY Daily News
Two city parents who signed onto a suit to end teacher tenure in New York State say they’re being harassed by an educator who backs the protection.
Mona Davids and Sam Pirozzolo of the New York City Parents Union say they were targeted by teacher Francesco Portelos in a Sunday tweet.
“U need your protection removed so if you see a disservice to little Franklin P or Eric D u look away,” tweeted Portelos, referring to to Davids’ son Eric, 6, and Pirozzolo’s son Franklin, 11. “Teachers need to be protected so they can speak up for any disservice to students,” said Portelos.
Teacher’s tweets threaten kids in tenure suit: parents
By Aaron Short and Carl Campanile July 8, 2014 | 2:53am
An angry city teacher recently sprung from a rubber room spewed online threats against the children involved in a lawsuit to end tenure in New York state, the kids’ parents claim.
Franceso Portelos, who was allowed to return to teaching even though charges against him were substantiated, darkly tweeted that another teacher should “look away” from helping the kids of Sam Pirozollo and Mona Davids, who claim tenure protects lousy educators.
“U need your protection removed so if you see a disservice to little Franklin P or Eric D u look away,” Portelos said under his twitter handle, Mr. Portelos.
He was discussing Franklin Pirozollo and Eric Davids, who are among students named in the suit.
Mona Davids, a member of the Parents Union, responded on Twitter: “ru encouraging tcher 2 ignore a child in need.” An hour later, Davids tweeted: “We are taking this threat very seriously.”
On Monday night, Davids said, “He’s targeting our children, my son.”
Portelos denied ill intent.
“No. It was a sarcastic tweet to another teacher,” he said Monday night, while joining 60 other teachers and union activists who showed up at a Staten Island Community Education Community Council meeting to protest the anti-tenure lawsuit.
Portelos also discussed the personal details of the student-plaintiffs on his blog site, protectportelos.org.
He posted a link to a New York Times article about another student-plaintiff in the case, Izaiyah Ewers, who is identified as having a mood disorder and acting out. The report also said the youngster’s mom entered homeless shelters to avoid an abusive husband.
“Really unfortunate story, but . . . Teacher’s fault?” Portelos asks.
Despite his whining, Portelos seems to be the epitome of the kind of teacher for whom the Parents Union is pressing the suit.
Even though a a report by Special Schools Investigator Richard Condon’s office substantiated allegations that he tampered with a school website, and posted student information on his personal website, a state arbitrator refused a city DOE request that he be fired.
He was fined $10,000, and some parents at Staten Island’s Dreyfus Intermediate School 49 defended him as a good teacher.
But the city Department of Education placed him in the absent-teacher reserve pool instead of reassigning him to Dreyfus.