ACLU Pursues Charter School Lawsuit

KARE-11 News reports that the ACLU of Minnesota has recently released hundreds of documents from its ongoing lawsuit against the charter school -- Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy. Charter schools in Minnesota are publicly funded and must be nonsectarian.

The ACLU's lawsuit is based on the legal claim that the school used taxpayer money to promote Islam.

Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, or TIZA, has been fighting the allegations since unfortunate events first erupted in 2008. The Inver Grove Heights charter school closed before the 2011-2012 academic year. Its assets are now tied up in a pending bankruptcy case.