I'd like to thank Beck Schlikerman for reporting in the Sun-Times about the totally inappropriate charter that CPS has awarded to Chicago Education Partnership. The details of the story confirm that this is basically a Christian school pretending not to be a Christian school during the daytime but in fact exerting pressure on the students to practice a particular religion.
It's absolutely wrong and it should be challenged in court.
I know that the Legislature doesn't believe that our state Constitution means anything anymore; after all, the pension clause is the clearest bit of language in the entire document and yet look at what the governor just signed regarding pensions.
However, it is worth pointing out that this new charter is completely unconstitutional. Here's Article X, Section 3.