Reviewing documents for the court case, I ran across this email from Greg Hill, a former state representative elected from Northfield. Here is what he says about his goals for the education tax credit bill he is helping to write:
“I’m hoping for some information about what incentive an SO [scholarship organization] has to pay as low as he/she can to entice that student out of the Govt School. In other words, why would an SO (with 1 Million in his pot) not simply give away 90 scholarships at 10,000 each vs. 180 scholarships at 5,000 average each? It’s easier to do 90 scholarships (vs. 180) and they still get to keep the same 10% of the total pot. We want as many students as possible out of the “system”. At least, that is my goal.“
He is saying that he wants to pay as little as possible per student “to entice that student out of the Govt School” and that his goal is to get “as many students as possible out of the ‘system.” This from a legislator that the people of Northfield felt they had elected to represent them – and someone with a seat on the House Education Committee.