Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How Not to Keep Your Charter

If you are a charter school, I don't recommend this course of action if you are interested in maintaining that charter:
In an attempt to report about the new findings from the Department of Education, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to TiZA. While on school grounds, our crew was attacked by school officials. The two men were able to grab our camera and kept it until police arrived.

Our photographer was treated by paramedics after suffering minor injuries. …

Tarik ibn Zayad Academy, which focuses on Middle Eastern culture and shares a mosque with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, came under fire after a teacher alleged that the school was offering religious instruction in Islam to its students.
As a reminder, charter schools, being publicly funded schools, are prohibited from teaching religious doctrine. Although I do encourage the study of religious history.

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