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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Remember Francesco Portelos' Threats To Parents?

Do all teachers and parents out there remember that Francesco Portelos , running for UFT President on a platform that includes threats to people he doesn't like, has been cited in two local newspapers as harassing parents?

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.
Francesco Portelos

No one is safe from his threats, and I ask all of you to beware.

UPDATE:

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...
When the election is over, the editorial on Betsy Combier will share all. The AG has been notified.

You made your bed...now you're going to sleep in it.
May 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Portelos doesn't like Mulgrew either. I like Zucker's nude shot of Sam in angel wings, very funny stuff. You aren't going to get many teachers to defend Sam over Portelos' or Zuckers portrayals.
May 22, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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Betsy Combier
betsy.combier@gmail.com

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 educator

by Ben Chapman, NY Daily News
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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.

and here is the NY POST article:

The NY POST wrote an article about his breaking into the confidential records of parents:

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the election is over, the editorial on Betsy Combier will share all. The AG has been notified.

You made your bed...now you're going to sleep in it.

Anonymous said...

Portelos doesn't like Mulgrew either. I like Zucker's nude shot of Sam in angel wings, very funny stuff. You aren't going to get many teachers to defend Sam over Portelos' or Zuckers portrayals.

Anonymous said...

"People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
Doesn't Portelos have a wife and two young sons of his own?