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Nebraska Measure 411, Education a Fundamental Right (1996)

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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.

Election results

Initiative Measure 411 (Education a Fundamental Right)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No506,24673.7%
Yes 146,426 21.3%

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).[1]

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