N.J. Education Commissioner Fired Over Race to Top Error
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired state Education Commissioner Bret Schundler in the wake of a mistake that may have cost the state $400 million in federal Race to the Top money, government officials said Friday.
Schundler, a former Jersey City mayor and gubernatorial candidate, is an outspoken proponent of educational reform.
On Tuesday, the federal Department of Education announced that nine states and the District of Columbia had won coveted Race to the Top grants aimed at sparking major educational overhauls. New Jersey was a top runner-up — but...
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