Church Sues to Run Charter School

This week the Gotham Legal Foundation filed suit in federal court on behalf of Harlem minister Rev. Michel Faulkner who would like to run a charter school but is prevented from doing so by the  infamous "Blaine" amendment in the NY State constitution and by the Charter Schools law.

The NY Sun did an excellent story on the suit at and does an excellent job of explaining this blatant example of religious discrimination.

Kudos to Jay Golub, my friend, for having the courage to finally challenge a law that has been the bane of education reform and one that is often talked about as discriminatory and counterproductive. This is long, long overdue.