Will Chris Myers get Schooled?

The application process has started for TPS. Troy interviews Chris Myers about his qualifications for the job.

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Chris Myers Interview



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If the board wants to put the kids first, they will choose Chris Meyers, we'll see what happens...................

When I was watching the TV commercials...

Troy skips a beat and so do the rest of the listeners. Bad move. Then you talk about your resume. You've taught school, which is fine, but I would suggest saying that and nothing more. You're getting away from the issues and the solutions. You conclude with:

I'm fluent in Chinese

Fluent in Chinese? So what? Troy, God bless his black little heart, puts a card face down on the table and dares you to turn it over. Troy talks about some people (not him, not good old Troy, these are other people) believing that the choice should be based on race. Choosing someone based on race? Latino? Right here you begin to stumble.

... choosing people for other reasons, we've taken a step backwards.

Stop stumbling. You hit the race issue and tripped over your own tongue and teeth six times in six seconds.

If we choose someone based on merit, then the board – if they look at merit and they choose someone based on their abilities, then the community will respect that

Who are you kidding? These are the same people that accepted Jack Ford and Carty Finkbeiner as viable candidates for Mayor. Merit? What merit?

Troy talks about hitting the ground running, which should give you some relief. You come back with a qualified statement about attending meetings:

For the last 2 and a half years... and I took a break

I got news for you. You should have skipped the part about taking a break and hammered the fact that for the last two and a half years – YEARS! – you've been sitting and listening to the TPS board lie, cheat and steal from the children and the taxpayers, and you want to change all that. Instead, you ah and um your way into declaring that you are aware of the district's

challenges, problems, etc.

Name three and tell me what you're going to do to solve them. And then, as Troy talks about the appointment or election process, which you should know about, we have...

I think what it is... um, um, you know, um

Segues smoothly into -

If there were three seats open, I'd be sitting up there. So you know, um, I, um, you know, ah, ah, ah, sholdbesittingupthere.

Then you bring up the web site. The Web site idea is fine but you won't get my vote by emphasizing the web site. I don't want a web designer. I want someone, preferably of my own race, sex and age, who tells me in plain English what the top three problems are and what he will do to fix them.

Put some modulation into your voice and make it deeper. Speak as though you were singing and enunciate all your words. Memorize a few sentences you can use while you're thinking of a good response. Listen to the recording and start learning something from it, such as eliminating the noise from your speech.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Madjack. It was early and not my best interview, but that is no excuse :)

valid . This is a media culture , people like a sharp presentation.

I plan on going down to the Admin building and partially filling out a job application, compete with misspelled words and my incorrect home address, JUST LIKE JACK FORD DID!

Does anyone know what color crayon Jack used to fill out his TPS Board member job application?

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a


Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

I want someone, preferably of my own race, sex and age...

wow. really?


Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

I look foward to seeing what other candidates have to say. My money is on this fellow at this time. There is something to be said for a technocrat over a smoozer. It will be interesting to see if we elect another "hail, fellow, well met".

Old South End Broadway

anyone who who else has applied?

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