First, Portelos was shunned and cast out of the Facebook group he "created" for have the temerity to share one's personal info openly when brought to the carpet about one of his "emails" that would "whoop some ass."
Then he showed how much of a man he truly is by creating some form for those who have felt that Betsy represented herself as a lawyer in which a criminal complaint was threatened.
And then Betsy pulls back the sheath on (as we have alluded to in the past) the Cult of Portelos, (here, here, here, and here).
And then on the Fidgety Teach blog show the similarities between a cult leader and Portelos.
Of course the members of Solidarity are taken aback and probably through orders from their collective embedded chips lash out at Betsy for claiming Solidarity is a "mob."
Oh this is just stuff and nonsense!! Solidarity is a "mob" - as in - "mobsters"???? Is this a slur on our Italian-American identities??? Should we take this as a compliment or as an ethnic SLUR, as 3 of us are of bonafide Italian heritage....?????
Oh and PLEASE - could you fix my photo??? I've changed my Facebook profile pic today....prefer you use that one....which says just what I think of this childishness....as it is a CARTOON....a favorite from my childhood.....hehe
PLEASE - GET. A. LIFE. Stop this harassment. It's uncalled for, stupid, and will result in....nothing...NADA....except getting us the sympathy vote in 2016...#uftsolidarity2016So the above follower believes that Betsy's use of the word "mob" is akin to a slur to Italian-Americans. So wrapped up is this person, and possibly brain-washed, that this person never though of the word mob as...
This is the second time you have deleted my posts and I asked you very nicely to remove my information from this webpage! If you choose not to I will take legal action.
At what point has the above non-UFT member asked Portelos to remove any information told to him in confidence in which he attempted to shame? Yes, that answer will never be answered.
But enough of that stuff.
I might have messed up the other day when claiming that Portelos sent an unsolicited email on the behalf of a teacher at Flushing High School. Several members of The Crack Team reached out to sources at FHS and it was confirmed that this teacher does exist.
What still bothers us here at SBSB, and this teacher did confirm that he gave Portelos permission to email in the comments section, is what was the background of sending the email and what was promised?
Did Portelos in eliciting permission to send the email to the principal of Flushing High School promise or intimate that the email was some type of magic elixir that once the principal received the email and seeing Portelos' name he would acquiesce to Portelos' demands? Did Portelos, as one should ethically, explain to the teacher that there might, in all likelihood be negative consequences?
Here is the problem. Portelos has burned every bridge. No one in the DOE takes his seriously and no one at the UFT like him. The one person that could have helped this teacher at the UFT he has completely ruined (on his own accord) any chance of assistance.