"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Marian Wright Edelman on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Marian Wright Edelman on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Marian Wright Edelman on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Marian Wright Edelman on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Marian Wright Edelman on Robert Frost
"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."
"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."