Constitution of the State of Indiana [Annotated] Art. 8, § 1

Section 1 . Knowledge and learning, generally diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government;  it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, intellectual, scientific, and agricultural improvement;  and to provide, by law, for a general and uniform system of Common Schools, wherein tuition shall be without charge, and equally open to all.


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