SPEAKER OLIVER STATEMENT ON BRET SCHUNDLER

Also Sets Sept. 7 Assembly Hearing to begin Race to the Top Debacle Inquiry

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement on Friday:

“New Jerseyans have lost confidence in the state’s education leadership, so a change is appropriate.
“The attempts to blame others for this mistake must now stop.
“We also continue to have many unanswered questions about this $400 million mistake. “New Jerseyans deserve an honest accounting from Gov. Christie about what truly happened with this costly error. Thus, I expect full cooperation from the executive branch as the Assembly moves forward with its inquiry into this lost funding opportunity.
“The Assembly Appropriations Committee will hold a special hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 7 to begin its investigation.”