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Society in transition


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“To propose federal ‘intrusion’ into the sanctity of the state-local-private preserve of education was to stride boldly into a uniquely dangerous political [minefield] that pitted Democrat against Republican; liberal against conservative; Catholic against Protestant and Jew; federal power against states rights; white against black; and rich constituency against poor in mercurial cross-cutting alliances.”
-Source: Hugh Davis Graham, historian, The Uncertain Triumph: Federal Education Policy in the Kennedy and Johnson Years, 1984
The developments described in the excerpt best illustrate which of the following?
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