Investing in Children

 

“Investing in [children] is not a national luxury or a national choice. It’s a national necessity. If the foundation of your house is crumbling, you don’t say you can’t afford to fix it while you’re building astronomically expensive fences to protect it from outside enemies. The issue is not are we going to pay — it’s are we going to pay now, up front, or are we going to pay a whole lot more later on.”

                                                                                        -Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund