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Title 59 - Education
Compact for Education
SECTION 59-11-10. Compact for Education enacted into law; terms of Compact.
The Compact for Education is hereby entered into and enacted into law with all jurisdictions legally joining therein, in the form substantially as follows:
COMPACT FOR EDUCATION PREAMBLE
WHEREAS, the proper education of all citizens is one of the most important responsibilities of the states to preserve a free and open society in the United States; and,
WHEREAS, the increasing demands of our whole national life for improving and expanding educational services require a broad exchange of research data and information concerning the problems and practices of education; and,
WHEREAS, there is a vital need for strengthening the voices of the states in the formulation of alternative nationwide educational policies,
THE STATES AFFIRM the need for close and continuing consultation among our several states on all matters of education, and do hereby establish this Compact for Education.
COMPACT FOR EDUCATION
ARTICLE I. Purpose and Policy.
A. It is the purpose of this compact to:
1. Establish and maintain close cooperation and understanding among executive, legislative, professional educational and lay leadership on a nationwide basis at the State and local levels.
2. Provide a forum for the discussion, development, crystallization and recommendation of public policy alternatives in the field of education.
3. Provide a clearinghouse of information on matters relating to educational problems and how they are being met in different places throughout the nation, so that the executive and legislative branches of State government and of local communities may have ready access to the experience and record of the entire country, and so that both lay and professional groups in the field of education may have additional avenues for the sharing of experience and the interchange of ideas in the formation of public policy in education.
4. Facilitate the improvement of State and local educational systems so that all of them will be able to meet adequate and desirable goals in a society which requires continuous qualitative and quantitative advance in educational opportunities, methods and facilities.
B. It is the policy of this compact to encourage and promote local and State initiative in the development, maintenance, improvement and administration of educational systems and institutions in a manner which will accord with the needs and advantages of diversity among localities and States.
C. The party states recognize that each of them has an interest in the quality and quantity of education furnished in each of the other states, as well as in the excellence of its own educational systems and institutions, because of the highly mobile character of individuals within the nation, and because the products and services contributing to the health, welfare and economic advancement of each state are supplied in significant part by persons educated in other states.
ARTICLE II. State Defined.
As used in this compact, "State" means a State, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.