Initiative 42

Initiative 42 was a citizen-led effort to amend the Mississippi Constitution to give each child the right to an adequate public education. The amendment was defeated narrowly in the November 2015 state election. See certified election results.

Post-election message from Nancy Loome

 “Yes for 42” video

What is Initiative 42?

Printable handouts

Sample ballot

See more on Initiative 42, including letters from parents and educators, statements from law professors, and comparisons with other states’ constitutions

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