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...se of the divergent views and lack of unanimity. Julinski (1998) wonders if a one-minute period of silence for meditation or voluntary prayer, a practice invalidated by the Supreme Court ruling in Wallace v. Jaffre (1985) constitute a violation of the constitution. Today, the local conservative groups are continuously conducting an unrelenting campaign of harassment and intimidation against public education all over the country. These words by Jerry Falwell sum up the battle ahead; “I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won’t have any public schools. The churches will have taken over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be” (Manatt 1995, p. 3). We are out on a long journey before we settle this issue. It is going to continue being a significant and thorny issue in education policy.
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