Initiative measure amending Section 8 of Article IX of Constitution. Forbids appropriating public money for support of sectarian or denominational schools or those not exclusively controlled by public school officers; prohibits teaching sectarian or denominational doctrines, directly or indirectly, in public schools; authorizes purchase, with public funds, and use of Holy Bible therein, requiring copy thereof in every public school library and classroom: permits daily study thereof in school and reading therefrom by teacher, without comment, but requiring no pupil to read or hear it read, contrary to wishes of parent or guardian.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 439210; A: 43.4; N: 571934; B: 56.6
Wiley J. Phillips
C. Fickenscher, Pastor Trinity Lutheran Church, Sacramento
REQUIRING BIBLE IN SCHOOLS California Proposition 17 (1926).