NJ did not qualify for the the Obama administration’s “Race to the top” educational funds due to a clerical error. In the video below we get Governor Christie’s response to a reporter’s question about the bureaucratic snaffu. His answer is direct, to the point, and spot on. The answer provided by Christie is striking a chord that resonates strongly with Americans inside and outside of New Jersey.
[Update] Christie fired his state education commissioner, Bret Schundler. Christie’s press release said “I was extremely disappointed to learn that the videotape of the Race to the Top presentation was not consistent with the information provided to me, as a result, I ordered an end to Bret Schundler’s service as New Jersey’s Education Commissioner and as a member of my administration.”