I will publish the facts of this mob on this blog as part of the lawsuit which is about to be filed. The people in this mob/cult are willing to make up lies about you, harm your work, your relationship with your employer, and your family to retaliate against you if you tell them anything they dont like. They believe in back-stabbing. They do not belong in public education.
The people in his cult who you need to be careful of or stay away from are:
|Claudia Giordano Lasky|
Nothing this teacher could say would change the Principal's mind.
A few weeks ago, she was charged with 3020-a and re-assigned.
Francesco's caucus UFT Solidarity and his mom are ready to harm you if you dare to interfere with their attacks on family and friends.
I hate to think what will happen now to educators who are not tenured. A principal can discontinue you for any and no reason. It is possible that the Francesco Portelos brand gives them leverage to accuse anyone of undermining the safety of a school. Many months ago Francesco started Edufoil where he makes money by filing Freedom of Information requests for people. I heard recently that a request for the ratings of principals for 2013-2014 was paid for, and denied, and the EdFOIL people (Francesco? who?) asked for money to appeal, although the ratings are not available through FOIL. A scam. Francesco was angry I called it that. I have written FOIL requests for a thousand years (I am that old) and have never charged a dime.
I also never charge for consultations.
More than a year ago a man attended one of my client's 3020-a hearings. His name was Victor Jordan, and he told me he heard about the hearing via some African-American network. I welcomed him. He told me that he had just graduated from Law School in Albany, and he planned to take the Bar Exam. I told him that maybe, after he became a practicing attorney, he and I could work together. He told me that would be a great idea. In February 2015 Victor passed the Bar Exam. He still could not practice Law. On his bio you can see that in 2014-2015 he was an Adjunct Professor of Law Law at Empire State College. Did his students know that he was not an Attorney? Did he tell them? I do not know.
What I do know is that he is not admitted to the bar yet, unless the Second Department has admitted him since I last checked.
Then in June, he wrote a very strange letter to Naeemah Lamont, the Director of the Teacher Performance Unit (TPU) which handles the incompetency panel for 3020-a in NYC:
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A few days before Francesco's UFT Solidarity general meeting on September 20, 2015 in Queens, Francesco called me up and said, do you think I will win the UFT Presidency?
I was honest, and said "No". Then he went after me.
Victor Jordan attended the September 20th meeting and he evidently told everyone (3 people called me to tell me) that he was an Attorney and he specialized in 3020-a. He is not allowed to say he is an attorney, because while he passed the bar in February 2015, he has not passed the Character and Fitness Committee. I called him, and asked him whether or not he mentioned anything to anyone about 3020-a or being an attorney. He yelled at me "NO" "I did NOT!!" and he demanded to know the name of the 3 people who had told me that he had spoken about these matters. I said that I never reveal names, and he hung up. A day later I received the following letter in the mail as well as in email: