Child Watch Archives

Much more than summer school

June 27, 2019

Close your eyes and think about the words ‘summer school.’ What comes to mind? If you picture a room full of children clapping, cheering, laughing and falling in love with reading you could be imagining the experience thousands of children across the country are about to have as they participate in the Children’s Defense Fund… [Read More]

Succeeding against the odds

November 22, 2018

After two years of divisive, hateful rhetoric from the highest levels of government, the profoundly inhumane treatment of immigrant families, and the placing of corporate profits ahead of the basic needs of children—the poorest age group in America—the results of the November 6th election instilled in many that most precious resource: hope. Change began sweeping… [Read More]

The test of our progress

September 20, 2018

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” These words are from President Franklin Roosevelt’s second inaugural address given January 20, 1937. The President was speaking to a nation crawling out of… [Read More]

We must never give up!

April 29, 2013

Child Watch By Marian Wright Edelman The United States Senate’s failure to pass common sense gun safety measures – the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible… [Read More]