Oregon Compulsory Public Education, Measure 6 (1922)
The Oregon Compulsory Public Education Bill, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved, but later overturned. The measure would have required children between eight and sixteen to attend a public school with some exceptions based on age, health and access to a parent or private teacher.
|Oregon Measure 6 (1922)|
|Overturned Case:Pierce v. Society of Sisters|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by Ira B. Sturges, Baker, Oregon; Dr. Robert C. Ellsworth, Pendleton, Oregon; Harold Baldwin, Prineville, Oregon; Collin E. Davis, The Falles, Oregon; Leslie G. Johnson, Marshfield, Oregon; C. A. Swope, Grants Pass, Oregon; W. F. Harris, Roseburg, Oregon; John R. Penland, Albany, Oregon; J. R. Jeffery, Seaside, Oregon; F. C. Holibaugh, St. Helens, Oregon; O. O. Hodson, McMinnville, Oregon; E. L. Johnson, Hillsboro, Oregon - COMPULSORY EDUCATION BILL - Purpose: Requiring any parent, guardian or other person having control, charge or custody of a child over eight and under sixteen years of age, from and after September 1, 1926, to send such child to a public school during the entire school year, excepting: (a) children physically unable; (b) children who have completed the eighth grade; (c) children between the ages of eight and ten living more than one and one-half miles, and children over ten years of age living more than three miles from a public school, except when transportation is furnished; (d) children taught by parent or private teacher.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1922 ballot measures
- 1922 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928
- of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1922