Washington Teaching of the Constitution Requirement (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1058 concerns teaching the Declaration of Independence, federal constitution, and Washington Constitution.
- Concise Description: This measure would require the teaching of and testing on the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Washington Constitution, and other specified documents, as a prerequisite to graduation from high school.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure would require specified teaching concerning the relationship of the Declaration of Independence to the federal and state constitutions, and related documents, as a prerequisite to graduation from public and private high school. Copies of these documents would be displayed in all schools. The measure also defines what “teaching” is required. Teaching would occur in fifth grade, eighth grade, and two years of high school, and would be a subject of state standardized testing.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010 ballot, organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.
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