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    education: Almost all governments provide for the education of citizens.

    “This [America] will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.” —Elbert Hubbard

    “Each student should leave twelfth grade reading English at a twelfth-grade level or better. He should havve read great English writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens, the Brontës, and in translation, great Russian writers such as Tolstoy, Spanish writers such as Cervantees, Latine American writers such as Borges. Black students should know something about Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, and white students should know about Ghandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. In short, every student should know a little bit about everything, so he can make an intelligent decision about what he wants to study in greater depth in college.” —Richard Nixon, In the Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat annd Renewal, 1990, pp 99-100

    “Higher education is not my priority.” —George W. Bush, San Antonio Express News, March 22, 1998

    Those who are in favor of higher education might petition their elected representatives to authorize the creation of the Nation of Pacfica, where education would be guaranteed and protected in the Constitution.

    “Education will be a prime focus of Pacifica.” —Republic of Pacifica

    “Bilingual education is also important. Practically every country besides the U.S. has this. Learning another language from a young age has enormous benefits when studying, understanding and working abroad in another culture. Fluency in German or Japanese by the ninth grade is a good testament of a nation’s commitment to learning about and respecting other cultures.” —Pacifica unite!, by Matt Cail, 1999, The Daily, University of Washington

    “Education would be stressed in Pacifica, including longer school years in the secondary school system.” —Republic of Pacifica

    “Lots of money should be spent on education. More teachers, higher wages for professors and teachers, and lower tuition for students are all attainable.” —Pacifica unite!, by Matt Cail, 1999, The Daily, University of Washington

see also: Creationism and Intelligent Design

Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Article XXVII (27): Education

Section 1. [Chancellor of Education]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Education shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding education. He or she shall hold his or her office during the term of ten years, and be elected by the people of the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 2: No person shall be elected to the office of the Chancellor of Education more than once.

    Clause 3: The Congress may determine the time of voting for Chancellor of Education; which day shall be the same throughout the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Education shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the term of his or her successor shall then begin.

    Clause 5: Before he enter on the execution of his or her office, he or she shall take the following oath or affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of Chancellor of Education for the Nation of Pacifica, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica.”

    Clause 6: Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Chancellor of Education, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of education who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Education may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Education shall, at stated times, receive for his or her services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he or she shall have been elected, and he or she shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Nation of Pacifica, or any of the states.

    Clause 8: Should the a 55% majority of the Senate vote no confidence in the Chancellor of Education, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Education at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Education receives the most votes, he or she shall continue to serve the remainder of his or her term. If another candidate receives the most votes, he or she shall become the new Chancellor of Education and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Education may run for reelection once.

Section 2. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Education]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Education set policy regarding education; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the education executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Education shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the President sitting at the time of the nomination, shall appoint public ministers and consuls and all other officers of the education executive departments, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, in the Chancellor of Education, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Education shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

    Clause 4: The Chancellor of Education shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with education.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Education shall from recommend to Congress for consideration such measures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient; and he or she shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The Chancellor of Education shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on education and answer questions from the members of each House.

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