The Southern Poverty Law Center is attempting to knock charter schools out of business in Mississippi. It sued Governor Phil Bryant, Jackson Public School District, and the Mississippi Department of Education in Hinds County Court recently as it seeks to block the funding of three charter schools in Jackson. The SPLC is apparently waging a lawfare campaign against charter schools in Mississippi and other states. SPLC attorney Will Bardwell whines to anyone who will listen that SPLC is not against charter schools per se, just their funding in Mississippi. Uh-huh. The SPLC fight against charter schools in New Orleans gives the game plan away.
Louisiana blogger Peter Cook wrote about the Charter Battle of New Orleans on August 1.