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Florida Education, Amendment 8 (1978)

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The Florida Education Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was a commission referral in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 7, 1978.

This amendment sought to modify Article IX of the Florida Constitution to provide that the Governor appoint the State Board of Education, and the board appoint the Commissioner of Education.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 8 (1978)
Defeatedd No1,353,98663.71%
Yes 771,282 36.29%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing a revision of the Florida Constitution to provide that the state board of education shall be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate, and shall be responsible for the management and coordination of the state system of public education; to provide that the commissioner of education shall be appointed by the board in the event the office of elected commissioner is abolished; and to provide for a board of regents, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate, which shall govern the state university system.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-78"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.