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What your vote on Initiative 42 could change

What could change

Section 201 of the Mississippi Constitution reads:

"The Legislature shall, by general law, provide for the establishment, maintenance and support of free public schools upon such conditions and limitations as the Legislature may prescribe."

If Initiative 42 passes, that section would read:

"To protect each child's fundamental right to educational opportunity, the State shall provide for the establishment, maintenance and support of an adequate and efficient system of free public schools. The chancery courts of this State shall have the power to enforce this section with appropriate injunctive relief."

If Initiative 42A passes, that section would read:

"The Legislature shall, by general law, provide for the establishment, maintenance and support of an effective system of free public schools."

-- sos.ms.gov

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