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Nebraska Measure 411, Education a Fundamental Right (1996)
The Nebraska Education a Fundamental Right Amendment, also known as Initiative Measure 411, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in Nebraska, where it was defeated.
|Initiative Measure 411 (Education a Fundamental Right)|
Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.261)
Text of measure
- A vote "FOR" will amend the Constitution of Nebraska so as to make "quality education" a fundamental constitutional right of each person; make "thorough and efficient education" of all persons between the ages of 5 and 21 in the common schools the "paramount duty" of the state; authorize the Legislature to provide for the education of other persons in state institutions; direct the Legislature to establish a school finance system which provides for thorough education in efficiently operated public schools; and require that for 1998-99 each school district shall receive at least as much per pupil finding as in 1997-98.
- A vote "AGAINST" will not cause the Constitution of Nebraska to be amended in such a manner.
- Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to provide that: "quality education" shall be a fundamental constitutional right of each person; the "thorough and efficient education" of all persons between the ages of 5 and 21 in the common schools shall be the "paramount duty" of the state; beginning with the 1998-1999 school year, the Legislature shall establish a school finance system which provides for thorough education in efficiently operated public schools; and that for 1998-99 each school district shall receive at least as much per pupil funding as in 1997-98. (Provisions severable).
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