Part 8, Note 75

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Frederick Eby, comp., Education in Texas Source Materials, (Austin: University of Texas, 1918), pp. 516-535; Colorado Citizen, May 11, 1871. The Constitution of 1869 had required that the legislature compel all children between six and eighteen years old to attend either a public or a private school for at least four months each year. The 1870 law attempted to do so, but provided only the weakest of penalties, stipulating that if its children failed to attend school, the county would forfeit its "interest in the school fund for the time being," but affording no punishment for the parents.