For 40 years, the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has has been a champion of children, aiming to ensure every child a "Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life." On April 10, CDF's milestone will be celebrated at an Askwith Forum featuring an esteemed panel of guests who will examine what we can do to continue -- as the title of a new Harvard Education Press book reads -- improving the odds for America's children. In this edition of the EdCast, New York University Professor Hiro Yoshikawa, co-editor of Improving the Odds For America's Children, discusses the book and what we can expect from the upcoming Askwith Forum celebrating 40 Years of the Children's Defense Fund.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.