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Entries by Marian Wright Edelman from 11/2011

Corporate Loopholes: The Tip of the Iceberg

| Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

Some days it feels like America may be speeding towards a proverbial iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is the budget deficit; and the failure to invest in our human capital is the rest of the iceberg that will sink America's ship of state. But as the super committee struggles to make difficult decisions in the coming weeks to reduce the budget deficit, one of the proposals it is considering is reducing the corporate tax rate. This would be a step away from investing in human capital, and a step towards balancing the budget on the backs of our youth, who need health care and nutrition, quality education and good jobs to build a strong America. Children did not cause the budget deficit and they must not be sacrificed to help solve it.

Celebrating Young People Beating the Odds

| Posted 11.11.2011 | Impact
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Too often we focus on the negative without celebrating young people who, despite the odds unfairly stacked against them, overcome great adversity, demonstrate academic excellence, and give back to their community and country.

Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

We still talk about public education as the great equalizer and pathway out of poverty, but continue to fall far short in assuring millions of poor children upward mobility.

"The Worst Feeling"

| Posted 11.24.2011 | Impact

During this Thanksgiving week, I hope those political leaders who refuse to invest in creating new jobs to help struggling families while protecting tax breaks for the richest Americans will reflect on what their and America's true values are.