New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Friday fired Bret Schundler as education commissioner after a video showed that Schundler did not provide federal officials with requested information in the state’s submission for federal Race to the Top funds, even though Christie had previously insisted he did.

Initially, in a press conference on Wednesday, Christie said Schundler did provide the U.S. Department of Education with New Jersey’s education spending levels in 2008 and 2009 during an interview with federal officials.

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