I've let the rogue state charter commission slip off my radar, and God only knows what they've been up to. Their next meeting is a teleconference on October 28; it looks like anyone can join by phone. Then, on November 19, it looks like they're going to be meeting at the new Concept School.
As you may know, Senator Kim Lightford might be introducing some legislation to strip this commission of its ALECky purpose...
Lightford said she would introduce a bill at some point during next year's legislative session that would get rid of the commission's override powers and give charter authorizing responsibility back to ISBE.
...which would be better than nothing, although it's far from a perfect solution.