Main Content Constitution-VIII friendly link Printer Friendly index and updates Search within this Statute for STATE CONSTITUTION (EXCERPT)CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN OF 1963 Article VIII EDUCATION DocumentTypeDescription Article VIII § 1SectionEncouragement of education. Article VIII § 2SectionFree public elementary and secondary schools; discrimination. Article VIII § 3SectionState board of education; duties. Article VIII § 4SectionHigher education institutions; appropriations, accounting, public sessions of boards. Article VIII § 5SectionUniversity of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University; controlling boards. Article VIII § 6SectionOther institutions of higher education, controlling boards. Article VIII § 7SectionCommunity and junior colleges; state board, members, terms, vacancies. Article VIII § 8SectionServices for disabled persons. Article VIII § 9SectionPublic libraries, fines.