A well educated citizenry, being necessary to the security and well being of the nation, the right of all citizens and residents of the United States between the ages of five and eighteen years of age to a quality free public education is guaranteed.
Congress may establish national standards and criteria but the local independent governance and regulation of public education by the people within the states shall be preserved.
No provision of this Article shall be construed to limit public education, and Congress and the people may increase the age limits as enumerated in Section One.
The Congress shall provide for the funding for Public Education, including operation, construction, maintenance and of public schools, and for the equitable distribution of funds.
The Congress shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.