Arkansas Equal Educational Opportunity Act, Initiated Act No. 1 (1980)

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The Arkansas Equal Educational Opportunity Act, also known as Initiated Act No. 1, appeared as an initiated state statute in Arkansas where it was defeated on the November 4, 1980 ballot.[1]
  • This statute would have provided for minimum educational standards to be governed by the Arkansas Board of Education.

Election results

Initiated Act No. 1 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No396,82155.82%
Yes 314,105 44.18%

Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

A PROPOSED INITIATED ACT TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND ENFORCE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN IN THE STATE REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY LIVE, WHICH STANDARDS SHALL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY IF DETERMINED NECESSARY BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH THE STATE MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS COMMISSION WHICH SHALL SUBMIT RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR ITS ADOPTION REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF OR ADDITIONS TO THE MINIMUM STANDARDS OF EDUCATION.[3]

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  1. Arkansas Secretary of State, "Initiatives and Amendments 1938-2010"
  2. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.