NJ loses hundreds of millions due to an application error

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    OUCH!!!!

    How does something THAT important go out without being proofread????
     
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    I just read that too! How incredibly frustrating. What is wrong with my state???
     
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    What's wrong with NJ you ask? The answer is very simple ... Chris Christie
     
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    I hope I don't sound like a crazy person but I wonder if this was, in any way, deliberate. No one could be that stupid and he obviously despises teachers. Just a theory.
     
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    I think it's a very logical error-- to give the most recent information, not info that's several years old.

    But something that important should have been proofread, regardless of the number of pages involved.
     
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    Follow directions, kids! ;)
     
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    I don't blame the governor of NJ. He HAS TO cut funding to various projects and areas because there is NO MONEY to spend.

    Plus, I highly doubt he's the one who filled out the application. I wouldn't be surprised if the person who DID fill out did it on purpose.
     
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    At a news conference Wednesday, Christie accepted responsibility for the mistake, which he called a "clerical error" by a midlevel staffer charged with reviewing a 1,000-page document at the state Department of Education.

    Let us start with the fact that bloated bills, rules, and applications are partially responsible for money not being available to directly help in educating everyone in this country.
     
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    In the article, it said that the NJEA filled out the application with the proper information, but the state did not want to use the application that the NJEA filled out for them
     
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    I bet it was purposely done by Christie and his croonies. Wouldn't surprise me, with the way he views education.
     
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    I 100% agree, Rachael!
     
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    Consider yourself blessed! We were fortunate enough to miss out on the "Race to the Top" scam.....it's merely a union-busting tactic.
     

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