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Part Two The North Carolina Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX Education

From: The North Carolina State Constitution (2nd Edition)

John V. Orth, Paul Martin Newby

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 March 2023

Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools, libraries, and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. The declaration of rights, in a section new in 1868, proclaimed the people’s “right to the privilege of education” (Article I, Section 15). Article IX implements that right, leading off with a general statement on the utility of knowledge (as well as religion and morality) copied from the venerable Northwest Ordinance of 1787.47 1. General and uniform system; term. The General Assembly shall...
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