Marian Wright Edelman (Courtesy of childrensdefense.org)
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We believe there must be a direct, clear and reasonable pathway to citizenship.
Under now-retired superintendent Jerry Weast, Montgomery County earned national recognition for achieving the highest student graduation rate among the nation’s 50 largest school systems. As he emphasizes, the county's strategy could and should be used all across the nation.
Since the government was forced to shut down on Oct. 1, one of the most common refrains has been that some members of Congress are acting like children — or, more accurately, worse than most children.
This week there is some good news from Washington amid all the dismal Congressional news on the shutdown.
We must never ever give up on any child and that the most important responsibility every generation and nation has is to prepare its children — all of them — for the future.
What is it going to take for us to stand up and say enough to this internal gun war of American against American?
On Sept. 30, friends and supporters of the Children's Defense Fund will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the fund's 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
These are the words of an 18-year-old who recently graduated from high school in a high-poverty neighborhood in the nation's capital: "Where I live, which is Ward 7, everyone is the same … If you follow the crowd, you're going to end up dead or in jail because that's where most of them are. But if you're a leader and you make your own decisions, then you can set your path for life."
Thanks in large part to the work of the gun lobby, guns are specifically not under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s jurisdiction and are the only consumer product not regulated for safety.
Have we been fighting the wrong wars to keep our children safe?
The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved.
Many school children in America are on summer break right now, but here's a pop quiz about discipline policies in our nation's schools that's just for grown-ups: Would you suspend a student from school for four months for sharpening his pencil without permission and giving the teacher a "threatening" look when asked to sit down?