September 7th, 2010
07:10 AM ET
12 years ago

New Jersey to hold hearing about $400 million mistake

(CNN) - The New Jersey Assembly has called upon nearly everyone who might have had a hand on the failed application that cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars in educating funding to testify at a hearing Tuesday.

On its application for a federal grant from the "Race to the Top" fund, the Garden State lost more than four points for providing budgetary data for 2010 and 2011 rather than 2008 and 2009.

That mistake cost the state $400 million in federal funding for public schools and also cost New Jersey's education chief his job.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the firing of then Education Commissioner Bret Schundler last month.

And the fallout may not end there as the New Jersey General Assembly has called "individuals involved in the production and submission of the State's application" to a committee hearing Tuesday morning, according to the New Jersey legislature website.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. oh oh

    Someone made a boo boo.

    September 7, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  2. GI Joe

    A man of his physical "stature" sure looks like a wimp when he whines every day. He just wants to fire more people so he has more money to "feed himself".

    September 7, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    If it had been a democratic governor, the corrupt and slimy Obozo administration would have overlooked it. You know it is true.

    September 7, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Anonymous

    talk about being a hypocrite..this is yet another example of the Republicans benefiting from one of Pres Obama's plans, while at the same time condeming it..What a bunch of losers..I have nerver seen such behavior and they should really be ashamed of themselves !!! all of them..

    September 7, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  5. ABM

    There should be some consequences on Christie for blaming the government for not recognizing THEIR mistake. He should issue an official apology as well.

    September 7, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I'd like to have it on the record what Bret Schundler and Chris Christie said to one another about this screwup. How could these people misread a simple question about funding for years. It should have been a "gimme" question; easy points. What were these people at the top thinking.

    September 7, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  7. jerseylou

    WHAT.....The Republicans are in charge of the State of New Jersey.They should point the finger at them selves,aren't they the ones who say no !

    September 7, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  8. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Republican governor, republican appointee, republican math. Figures.

    September 7, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |