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May 20, 2015
A civil rights icon and fearless defender of children’s rights for most of her 75 years, Marian Wright Edelman did not make light of the challenges facing graduates as she addressed the School of Education Convocation May 16 at Walter Brown Arena. In a time when most teachers earn less in a year than some basketball players earn in a day, “it’s time for us to change our national morals and value system,” said Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, who referred to America’s millions of poor—and poorly educated—children as a “moral disgrace.”
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