Former Education Commissioner Testifies on Race to the Top Funding

By Zachary Fink
Former Education Commissioner Bret Schundler says Governor Christie was more focused on his fight with the teacher’s union than he was on winning the Race To The Top competition. The state’s application was rejected in August costing New Jersey $400 million in federal education dollars. Schundler says an agreement with the teacher’s union would have won enough points to win the money, but the Governor overruled him after hearing criticism that he had “caved to the union” on radio station NJ 101.5. Schundler again admitted making a separate mistake with budget numbers that was his alone. That error cost him his job.

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