"Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."Marian Wright Edelman on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."Marian Wright Edelman on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."Marian Wright Edelman on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."Marian Wright Edelman on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."Marian Wright Edelman on T. S. Eliot
"Children under five are the poorest age group in America, and one in four infants, toddlers and preschoolers are poor during the years of greatest brain development."
"Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts."
"If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time."
"No person has the right to rain on your dreams."
"Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America."