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

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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