Is a state funded education a right?

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    How would the state not paying for your education violate any of your constitutional rights?
     
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    It wouldn't.

    There is no mention at all about education in the US constitution.
     
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    The founders left it up to the states to determine this issue. Since all state constitutions guarantee some form of free public education, they must be consistent with federally guaranteed constitutional rights, such as the Fourteenth Amendment's right to equal protection under the law. This was most notably applied in regards to school desegregation.
     
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    but they did mention public schools in Land Acts. So obviously they wanted some sort of educational system.
     
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    I'm not familiar with your sitation, but I'm certain they did want some sort of educational system. My guess is it would have been something very localized, and "public" (in the same way that British Schools were; paid for by students' parents) only through grammar school. All higher education was private.
     
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    I shouldn't have said public, but I can't remember the name of the act.( I will google)
    It is the one where they came up with the plan to how towns would be laid out in a grid pattern, and there would be a plot designated for a school in every town. I will find it now. Lol
     
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    Well, it'll be interesting to see.

    I do know that most states did not have compusory education until 1918, and then it only went up to 8th grade.
     
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    Yes if the govt pays for one student they should pay for them all.

    However my issue is it a right for them to pay for that first ones education?
     
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    Early schools were funded primarially by the parents of the students, not by everyone in the community.
     

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