Schundler defends role in botched 'Race to the Top' process

Former state Education Commissioner Bret Schundler defended his role today in the failed "Race to the Top" application, which cost the state more than $400

TRENTON - Former state Education Commissioner Bret Schundler defended his role today in the failed "Race to the Top" application, which cost the state more than $400 million.

Testifying in front of a legislative oversight committee, Schundler read his statement, which detailed the entire "Race to the Top" process.

Schundler admitted that he made a mistake, but he also called out Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), blaming him for rejecting the first version of the application, which he says was answered correctly. Christie called today's hearing a "partisan circus," and says he's done talking about Bret Schundler.

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