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Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Funneling children into the adult criminal justice system

Jan. 29 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   Children are not little adults. Adolescents are not the same as adults. We’ve known this for years. The research showing that their brains are still developing...

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Holder and Duncan reform outdated school discipline policies

Jan. 22 |     By Marc H. Morial Guest Commentator “A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct.” — Eric Holder, United States Attorney General   On January 8, U.S....

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Jan. 8 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   In the last few days of the year, most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

God does not give up on any child

God does not give up on any child

Nov. 6 | By Marian Wright Edelman Guest commentator   “I’ll take anyone,” Davion said. “Old or young, dad or mom, Black, White, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be…” It was a front-page story in...

We need a change

We need a change

Aug. 28 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “Dear President Obama . . . Guns are really easy to get and people think they need them to protect themselves, but most times they’re showing off and making more problems and adding...

Will we soon visit the museum to see poverty?

Will we soon visit the museum to see poverty?

Jul. 3 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “We can change the world…Let’s believe in it; let’s make it happen so that someday soon we will visit the museum to see poverty because we will never see poverty in society. It does...

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Zero-tolerance discipline policies: a failing idea

Jun. 19 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   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 grownups: • Would you suspend...

Where are our leaders?  What are our core values?

Where are our leaders? What are our core values?

Mar. 27 |     By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   It will not be sufficient for Morehouse College — for any college, for that matter — to produce clever graduates, men fluent in speech and able to argue their way through; but rather...

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

‘Fierce urgency’ stressed at MLK Breakfast

Jan. 23 | Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, told nearly 2,000 people attending the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast January 21, “We need to wake up.”  Specifically, she urged the sold-out...