"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Marian Wright Edelman on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Marian Wright Edelman on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Marian Wright Edelman on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Marian Wright Edelman on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Marian Wright Edelman on Oscar Wilde
"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."