N.J. Teachers' Union Criticizes Grant Application

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New Jersey's main teachers union doesn't want the state to continue pursuing a $400 million federal education grant.

The New Jersey Education Association objects to proposals that would use some of the money to link teacher pay to student test scores.

NJEA President Barbara Keshishian says the money is limited but the obligations are wide-ranging.

Applying for the federal "Race to the Top" grant has been a complicated matter in New Jersey. Gov. Jon Corzine's administration initially didn't apply, saying such a big decision should be left to Gov.-elect Chris Christie.

Christie criticized the Education Department for inaction. The state is now applying despite the union objection.

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