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Part Two The Virginia Constitution and Commentary, Art.VIII Education

From: The Virginia State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John Dinan

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 September 2023

Although the 1851 and 1864 Constitutions each contained a provision in the Legislature Article requiring a capitation tax to “be levied on every white male inhabitant who has attained the age of twenty-one years, ” and for “one equal moiety” of the proceeds to “be applied to the purposes of education in primary and free schools, ” the 1870 Constitution was the first to include a separate Education Article and provide for a state school system.150 In several respects, the basic elements of the Education Article in the 1870 Constitution have been carried over,...
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