Washington Compulsory Schooling, Initiative 49 (1924)

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The Washington Compulsory Schooling Initiative, also known as Initiative 49, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have compelled children between seven and sixteen years of age to attend public school and prescribed penalties for not attending.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 49 (1924)
Defeatedd No221,50058.22%
Yes 158,922 41.78%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act compelling children between seven (7) and sixteen (16) years of age to attend the public schools, and prescribing penalties.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 49 was filed on January 15, 1924. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1924 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 16, 2013