Former Commissioner Invited to Testify at Sept. 23 Hearing
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono today said she will invite former Education Commissioner Bret Schundler, who was fired this morning by Governor Christie, to testify before the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee when it convenes to look into the missteps that doomed the state’s Race to the Top application.
The hearing will be held Sept 23. Yesterday, Majority Leader Buono filed a request through the Open Public Records Act for all documents related to the Race to the Top application. The goal of the hearing will be to ensure that, going forward, similar applications are handled with proper and adequate oversight before being submitted.
Buono (D-Middlesex) released the following statement:
“Commissioner Schundler’s firing has taken this controversy down an entirely new path. His dismissal opens up new avenues of questions to this administration that need to be answered.
“I will invite Mr. Schundler to come to testify before the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee so we can hear first-hand how this entire disturbing and embarrassing episode came to be. I look forward to hearing the unfiltered truth.”
Click here to read Senator Buono’s invitation to Commissioner Bret Schundler to testify before the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee regarding the State’s failed application for Race to the Top funding.