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Race to The Top Education Sweepstakes Due to Clerical Error in New Jersey

August 26, 2010 at 7:14 pm Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

Ohio’s educators will receive a bailout, full of future spending mandates, thanks to a clerical error by bureaucrats in New Jersey. Gov. Christie explains in his famously blunt style:

Of course Ohio receiving the money after Ted Strickland’s State Superintendent was responsible for Ohio’s ranking DROPPING during the application process has NOTHING to do with the White House helping Gov. Strickland’s re-election campaign.

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  1. LakeCounty,OH
    August 27th, 2010 at 01:25 | #1

    Nah!! Ohio getting the money couldn’t have anything to do with Strickland’s desperate re-election campaign. What more could we expect from people who don’t have “a lick of common sense.” Cristie was brilliant.

  2. Anonymous
    August 27th, 2010 at 13:11 | #2

    I hope you were being sarcastic LakeCounty. Christie screwed his State out of $400 million due his incompetence and now is trying to deflect blame.rnrnI doubt if Strickland’s Administration had done such a thing either one of you would be as charitable.

  3. LakeCounty,OH
    August 27th, 2010 at 18:17 | #3

    To modernesquire, there’s evidence showing the Obama administration played politics with the stimulus money, so why not this area of the stimulus money, too. Did you hear Cristie? He mocked bureaucrats with “no lick of common sense.”

  4. LakeCounty,OH
    August 27th, 2010 at 21:58 | #4

    Modernesquire, you don’t get it! Look at this federal government incompetence (lack of common sense) this way. It’s a metaphor for what we all have to look forward to with ObamaCare.

  5. Anonymous
    August 27th, 2010 at 22:16 | #5

    You don’t get it… Christie just fired the head of his schools department when video of their presentation showed that they were given an opportunity to give the correct information, but couldn’t.

  6. Guest
    August 27th, 2010 at 23:02 | #6

    Haha a Republican complaining he doesn’t get federal gravy train funds. Then he let his education secretary get fired instead of resigning SPECIFICALLY to leach unemployment compensation from the tax payers.

  7. LakeCounty,OH
    August 28th, 2010 at 00:36 | #7

    Forget the NJ admin angle. Cristie indicted a federal bureaucract for using no common sense — the difference between 2008-09 and 2010-11 – on one piece of paper in a 1,000-pg app. It’s completely plausible in light of Illinois, PA and Colo. Senate shenanigans that even the bureaucrats are consumed by 2010 politics. Not recognizing that is naive.

  8. Anonymous
    August 28th, 2010 at 02:23 | #8

    Christie made a last-minute decision to reject a reform plan his school chief negotiated with the teachers union. A compromise that was considered so set, the State actually already had an application ready to go based on it that did not have the “clerical error.” Christie’s decision resulted in a scramble to redraft the entire thing with only one person hastily reviewing it all. So tight on time, the State had to send someone, by car, to delivery it in D.C. in time. The lack of union support actually cost the State’s application three times as many points as the “clerical error.” As did the lesser participation by school districts in the State as other districts.rnrnBut you’re right, once you forget the NJ Admin angle, your conspiracy theory makes more sense. Unfortunately, I’m not willing to give myself the labotomy necessary to suspend my ability for rational thought to get there for you:rnhttp://www.plunderbund.com/2010/08/27/its-getting-pretty-hard-to-ignore-the-evidence-that-gov-christie-screwed-his-state-out-of-any-chance-for-race-to-the-top-funding/

  9. LakeCounty,OH
    August 28th, 2010 at 12:16 | #9

    And Cristie said he accepts full responsibility for what happened. rnThere’s an objective measure for grading applications – support by leftist teacher unions. Do you really think a governor who has gone after the teacher unions (one even joked about Crisitie’s death) would have the support of teachers for the state application to the feds? What’s the color of the sky in your world?rnYou can call it a conspiracy theory all you want. But facts are stubborn things. rnhttp://hotair.com/archives/2010/03/31/analysis-democratic-districts-getting-much-more-stimulus-money-than-republican-ones/rnThe stimulus money has been a game from the start and my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids will pay for the Demcorats’ reckless behavior. rnAnd that’s why Democrats (progressives) will wish this election was 1994 when all the votes are counted.

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