Marian Wright Edelman is president of the Children’s Defense Fund.


Don’t Cut Our Kids Out of the Budget

Don't Cut Our Kids Out of the Budget

America's security and prosperity depend on our children's ability to drive the economy of the future.
Summertime Hunger Spike

Summertime Hunger Spike

There simply aren't enough programs available to serve all the children who need them.
Let’s Protect Children, Not Guns

Let's Protect Children, Not Guns

If Congress passed stronger gun laws and closed loopholes, it would save lives.

Education Cuts Aren't Smart

Too many states are choosing to balance budgets on the backs of children.
Don’t Cut Head Start

Don't Cut Head Start

Congress is debating whether to slash more than $1 billion from Head Start to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the richest Americans and corporations.

We Must Preserve Health Care Reform

Ensuring children access to comprehensive health coverage is one of the smartest, most cost-effective choices our country can make.

Gun Violence and Children

Have we no shame or respect for children's lives in Somalia or even our own country?

Fighting Obesity in the Classroom

Parents, schools, communities, and experts all have a role to play in finding solutions to this crisis.

School Diversity under Siege

Separate still isn't equal.

Remembering Dorothy Height

Through it all, Height's intellect and strength remained as sharp as her signature sense of style.

Remembering Jaime Escalante

His formula for student success was simple: You need a good teacher committed to working hard to educate and students committed to working hard to learn.
It’s Time to Fight Childhood Obesity

It's Time to Fight Childhood Obesity

As many as 80 percent of overweight children may experience a lifetime of increased health risks.

Remembering Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn revolutionized the way millions of Americans understand our shared history.

Urban Food Deserts Threaten Children's Health

Access to nutritious food is a matter of social justice.

In the News

Don't Cut Our Kids Out of the Budget

The Manteca (CA) Bulletin | November 26, 2012

Don't Cut Our Kids Out of the Budget

Nation of Change | November 25, 2012

Summertime Hunger Spike

Commerce City (CO) Sentinel Express | June 13, 2012

Summertime Hunger Spike

YubaNet | June 4, 2012

Let's Protect Children, Not Guns

The Caledonia (MN) Argus | April 24, 2012