Scholarship Scam Vs. Corruption Fatigue

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I know everyone's focused on magnet schools and tomorrow's Board meeting, but in the meantime does anyone want to talk about the latest scholarship scam?  Steve Rhodes rounds up and highlights the recent series of stories about the seemingly corrupt legislative scholarship program that was uncovered by students from Columbia working with Statehouse News.  I'm thinking that a few readers here might have known about the scholarship deal, or tried to get one for their kid.  Was it an open secret?  Or maybe we all have corruption fatigue.  There's only so much of it that any person can take. 

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  • It's hard to call the system corrupt. It's set up such that each member has a certain number of these scholarships she can give away and there are no checks or strings on these things.

    Set up that way, the only way it could actually be corrupt is if money is obviously trading hands (not just giving one to the son of a heavy contributor) for the scholarship. Really, these things aren't set up to be needs based or merit based. They're just supposed to be at the member's discretion.

    So to me, this is a non-story.

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