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Article VIII, Maryland Constitution

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Article VIII of the Maryland Constitution is entitled Education and consists of three sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

The General Assembly, at its First Session after the adoption of this Constitution, shall by Law establish throughout the State a thorough and efficient System of Free Public Schools; and shall provide by taxation, or otherwise, for their maintenance.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

The System of Public Schools, as now constituted, shall remain in force until the end of the said First Session of the General Assembly, and shall then expire; except so far as adopted, or continued by the General Assembly.

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

The School Fund of the State shall be kept inviolate, and appropriated only to the purposes of Education.

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