Can somebody hand Skip a copy?
Article IX, Section 2: "The General Assembly shall provide by taxation and otherwise for a general and uniform system of free public schools, which shall be maintained at least nine months in every year, and wherein equal opportunities shall be provided for all students."
And then there's Section 5: "The State Board of Education shall supervise and administer the free public school system and the educational funds provided for its support ..."
That second part should stamp "denied" on the idea for having a separate board, outside of DPI, to administer charter schools. If the GOP wants to adhere to the Constitution, that is.