The education article, which emphasized the importance of public education and provided for a protected common school fund, was drafted with little debate or controversy. The result was an article establishing a democratic, nonsectarian system of public education for the state of Washington. It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex. Section 1 was passed with no debate on August 10. It is interesting to note...
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