The education article of the constitution was the first to be submitted to the electorate in its entirety. The Wyandotte constitution had directed the legislature to establish “a uniform system of public schools, and schools of a higher grade, embracing normal, preparatory, collegiate and university departments.” It called for a state superintendent of public instruction and superintendents in each of the counties, all elected by the voters. Although the original constitution did not say so, the underlying assumption of this original education article was local...
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