U.S. officials refute Christie on attempt to fix Race to the Top application during presentation
Published: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 9:45 PM
|Excerpt of N.J.'s Race to the Top interview shows officials with no budget answer|
TRENTON — When New Jersey failed to win up to $400 million in federal education money, Gov. Chris Christie blamed Washington bureaucrats, saying they refused to allow the state to fix a simple error in its application.
But today, the U.S. Department of Education released video footage contradicting Christie’s claim. The video shows state officials struggling and failing to provide correct budget information during a 90-minute presentation. In addition, a federal official said the state never provided the required information.