Today's Minneapolis Star Tribune has an article about a charter school operating in Grove Heights that has numerous indicators that it has crossed the line between the separation of church and state. The school is housed in a mosque, it offers "Islamic studies" at the end of the school day and its sponsor is an organization called Islamic Relief. In Minnesota, nonprofit organizations can sponsor charter schools.
The article states:
TIZA's operation as a public, taxpayer-funded school is troubling on several fronts. TIZA is skirting the law by operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense. The Department of Education has failed to provide the oversight necessary to catch these illegalities, and appears to lack the tools to do so. In addition, there's a double standard at work here -- if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.