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About Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information go to www.childrensdefense.org.

The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America

Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called “the pope of the poor.” But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nation—the world’s largest [...]

The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of color and those under five are the poorest. More [...]

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America2016-11-29T17:37:36+00:00