- Francesco Portelos, a teacher from from New York who was moved from his computer technology teaching position at Berta Dreyfus Intermediate School 49 in Staten Island after a dispute with the principal, now streams live video of his experience in a "rubber room"-style scenario where he is supposed to be performing administrative duties.
- While he is kept in the room, Portelos has started a live-streaming video account on UStream.com, blogged about his activities and started a STEM site where he is offering instructional videos.
- He has also asked parents to email him if they are interested in online classes for their children.
From the article:
"... Portelos has continued to upload instructional videos to his personal STEM website, and asks students’ parents to email him if they are interested in having their children take online classes.
Portelos' story echoes that of numerous New York teachers, most notably that of Roland Pierre, who by 2010 had been rubber-roomed for 13 years, collecting $100,000 annually in salary and benefits well past the minimum retirement age. ..."