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Part Two The Illinois Constitution and Commentary, Art.X Education

From: The Illinois State Constitution

Ann M. Lousin

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 May 2021

Article X concerns issues of education. Section 1 establishes the importance of education in society and the role of the State in financing education, at least on the sub-university level. The courts have largely deferred to the legislature on these matters. Section 2 creates a State Board of Education whose primary function is to appoint a chief state education officer. Section 3 repeats the exact language of its predecessors in the 1870 Constitution, which banned aid to parochial schools. The courts have held that this provision is in “lockstep” with the aid to...
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