Children’s Defense Fund Celebrated at Askwith Forum

Harvard Graduate School of Education

April 12, 2014


If you ask any of the researchers, policymakers, lawyers, and educators present at yesterday’s Askwith Forum, “Leveling the Playing Field for Education,” they will tell you that pathways exist for children to succeed in life. However, many will also tell you that there are many obstacles — poverty, achievement gaps, health issues, a broken juvenile justice and immigration system — standing in the way. For 40 years, Children’s Defense Fund Founder and President Marian Wright Edelman, one of the forum’s headline speakers, has been a powerful and driving force fighting for those children struggling on the pathways.
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