where is the seperation of church and state here????
April 11, 2008 2:55pm CST
One month ago Katherine Kersten broke a story raising serious questions about the Islamic activities at the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a (((taxpayer-funded))) charter school. Our chapter leaders in the central Minnesota area then contacted the State Department of Education and at least one elected representative. The response from both was that the questions raised are being taken very seriously and are being investigated. This past Wednesday Kersten posted another story that provides an eyewitness account by a substitute teacher of what is going on in this school. As the story notes: “Her experience suggests that school-sponsored religious activity plays an integral role at TIZA.” Yesterday ACT! for America’s Executive Director, Guy Rodgers, had a phone conversation with an official at the State Department of Education. This official was gracious enough to return Guy’s call and described what steps are being taken to investigate these questions, asserting that the allegations are being taken very seriously. One of the action steps this official described is in fact an action we at ACT! for America recommended the Department take. It was clear this official recognized that national attention is now focused on this school and its practices. We shall see what becomes of this investigation as we continue to review other avenues of possible action.
• United States
12 Apr 08
I understand the reasons people are concerned. But, there are plenty of Catholic schools all over the place and they are not under any type of investigations. These Catholic schools also go through the religious observations of Mass and other things like that. I don't see much difference between the two myself.
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