Superintendent Destry Brown and the Pittsburg Board of Education have received a bum rap.
Though it would appear that hiring Amy Robertson, whose credentials were almost totally fraudulent, was a grievous error, an examination of other finalists for the position show they may not have had much choice.
Using a Freedom of Misinformation request, the Turner Report was able to obtain photos and brief biographies of some of the finalists for the position.
"I wanted this job," he told The Turner Report. "I was really Putin my reputation on the line."
What should happen to Amy Robertson for misleading Pittsburg about her qualifications?
"Lock her up."
Still, he might have been hired had he not said that he wanted to be a real boy.
His reaction to the Robertson fiasco?
"She must have a bigger nose than mine."
The biggest knock against Dangerfield had to do with his dealings with students. One board member said, "He gets no respect, no respect at all. When he was born, the doctor slapped his mother."
Being dead also hurt Dangerfield, the board member confided.
"Still, even with that, we almost picked him over Amy Robertson."
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Why wasn't he hired?
"He has a track record of not getting the high school open on time."
Another candidate who was almost hired was George Washington, the board member said.
"George Washington?" I asked.
"He was great until we asked him if there was anything he had done in his past that could come back to haunt him. We were afraid of reprisals from a neighboring town."
"He said, "I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down Cherryvale.'
"If those kids from Booster Redux had found about that, we would have never heard the end of it.