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SUGGESTIONS FROM JOAN BERNARD BRADLEY, Ed.D. OUR FRIEND AND SPEAKER AT THE JULY 7TH MEETING

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

From the Academy Award-winning Director of An Inconvenient Truth comes the groundbreaking feature film that provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. Waiting For "Superman" has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Waiting For "Superman" will leave a lasting and powerful impression that you will want to share with your friends and family.

Interview with WAITING FOR SUPERMAN director Davis Guggenheim

Children in the Dawn and Shadows of Life Should be a Top Priority in Budget Talks - Article Center for Children & Families (CCF) of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute - Joan Alker

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"The ultimate moral test of any government is the way it treats three groups of its citizens.

First those who are in the dawn of life - our children. Second, those who are in the shadows of life -  our needy, our sick, our handicapped. Third, those in the twilight of life - our elderly.

On all three counts the Republicans have failed this basic test of political morality.

More than a century ago a wise French visitor wrote these memorable words: “America is great because she is good. And, if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

From Sen. Humphrey's address to the Democratic National Convention 1976

Link to read the full speech.

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More from Sen. Humphrey:

"Speaking of the founder of our Party, Thomas Jefferson, he said this, and I quote from Alben Barkley:

He did not proclaim that all the white, or the black, or the red, or the yellow men are equal; that all Christian or Jewish men are equal; that all Protestant and Catholic men are equal; that all rich and poor men are equal; that all good and bad men are equal. What he declared was that all men are equal; and the equality which he proclaimed was the equality in the right to enjoy the blessings of free government in which they may participate and to which they have given their support."

From Sen. Humphrey's address to the Democratic National Convention 1948

Link to read the full speech.