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  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/17/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Desperately Working To Stay Afloat"
    At one time, the Nations owned a home. But like so many other American families, their standard of living has declined over the past decade even though they are a two-parent working family.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/17/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Desperately Working To Stay Afloat"
    At one time, the Nations owned a home. But like so many other American families, their standard of living has declined over the past decade even though they are a two-parent working family.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/10/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Still Hungry in America"
    "There were some times where, you know, we wouldn't have that much food, and I would tell my mom, 'I'm not hungry, don't worry about it,' and I lost a lot of weight. I remember I used to be a size five, and I went from a size five to a size zero," a New York high school senior said in December.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/10/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Still Hungry in America"
    "There were some times where, you know, we wouldn't have that much food, and I would tell my mom, 'I'm not hungry, don't worry about it,' and I lost a lot of weight. I remember I used to be a size five, and I went from a size five to a size zero," a New York high school senior said in December.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/03/12
    Child Watch® Column: "'I Just Want a Job'"
    The January jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor was good news for the 243,000 people who found jobs. And good news for the American economy as the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent, the lowest level in nearly three years. This is the 16th straight month of jobs growth, but the recovery can't come soon enough for the millions of long-term unemployed like Tiffany Hanebuth from Middletown, Ohio.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/03/12
    Child Watch® Column: "'I Just Want a Job'"
    The January jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor was good news for the 243,000 people who found jobs. And good news for the American economy as the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent, the lowest level in nearly three years. This is the 16th straight month of jobs growth, but the recovery can't come soon enough for the millions of long-term unemployed like Tiffany Hanebuth from Middletown, Ohio.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/27/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Rescuing the American Dream"
    For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children. The President said making sure students graduate from high school and are able to go to college must be a priority. He said, "Higher education can't be a luxury - it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/27/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Rescuing the American Dream"
    For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children. The President said making sure students graduate from high school and are able to go to college must be a priority. He said, "Higher education can't be a luxury - it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/19/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Derrick Bell - Changing the Odds for Others"
    Throughout his long, storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him even when it cost him his own positions. His activism within and outside the "ivory tower" of academia changed the odds for the generations that followed in his footsteps and learned from his example. I was very pleased to have him as one of my superb supervising attorneys my first year out of law school when I joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund staff.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/19/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Derrick Bell - Changing the Odds for Others"
    Throughout his long, storied career as a lawyer, law professor, and legal scholar until his death last October at age 80, Derrick Bell was well known for his willingness to stand up and speak out about the injustices he saw around him even when it cost him his own positions. His activism within and outside the "ivory tower" of academia changed the odds for the generations that followed in his footsteps and learned from his example. I was very pleased to have him as one of my superb supervising attorneys my first year out of law school when I joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund staff.
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