The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit to block the public funding of charter schools .SPLC cites the state constitution, which requires that all public funds go to public schools that are overseen by the local district and the state; charter schools are overseen by neither. Currently the state has three charter schools operating in Jackson, with another 14 set to open this fall. The CSA heralds a financial cataclysm for public school districts across the state. … The future is clear: as a direct result of the unconstitutional CSA funding provisions, traditional public schools will have fewer teachers, books, and educational resources. The SPLC is right to point out the devastating financial impact that the funding of charters will have on public schools. This is a point that is always overlooked, ignored, or dismissed by corporate reformers.