Letters, Jun. 24, 1996

WHO SPEAKS FOR KIDS?

You ask, "who speaks for kids?" the answer is, Everyone should [NATION, June 3]. Would we rather pay for effective schools or ineffective prisons? Obviously, schools that work. Would we rather pay for free immunization or long-term medical care? Again, the answer is obvious and apolitical. Applause for Marian Wright Edelman and the Children's Defense Fund! LITA LINZER SCHWARTZ Wyncote, Pennsylvania

The longer the media, including TIME, continue to hold up the likes of Edelman and Hillary Clinton as icons of child protection, the longer it will take to help the children who need it. This...

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