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Entries by Marian Wright Edelman from 10/2011

A Parent, Community, and National Audit: It's Time for Adults to Shape up and Close the Hypocrisy Gap

| Posted 10.07.2011 | Impact

I urge every parent and adult to conduct a personal audit to examine whether we are contributing to the crisis so many of our children face or to the solutions they urgently need.

Heeding the Call to Pursue Justice for Children

| Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion

"We are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs 'down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream,'" Dr. Martin Luth...

Full Day Kindergarten: A Missing Half-Step in Our Schools

| Posted 10.14.2011 | Education

Unequal access to full-day kindergarten means many young children lose a critical opportunity to develop and strengthen foundational skills necessary for success in school and lifelong learning.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

| Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices

Let's honor Dr. King by building a beloved community in America where all have enough to eat, a place to sleep, and enough work at decent wages to support a family, buy a home, and raise children in safe neighborhoods.

When Working Hard Is Still Working Poor

| Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Many poor families have at least one working parent but can't keep their heads above water and their children above poverty.

Normalizing Poverty With Hope

| Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Is poverty in America becoming normalized? Have 16.4 million children living in poverty become an accepted part of American life? The answer seems to be yes.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Stupid

| Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

"The Economy Stupid" were the words on the now famous sign in successful presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 war room. Today, that sign should be in the war rooms of all candidates.

Just Say No to Corporate Greed

| Posted 10.28.2011 | Business

One solution being proposed by some of our Congressional leaders is a rehash of an old experiment: a repatriation tax holiday that would temporarily allow U.S.-based companies to bring home profits they currently hold overseas.