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Editorial: HB 280 – The Right Thing to Do

Editorial: HB 280 – The Right Thing to Do

by Bob SImmons, executive director In my 30 years working with and advocating for children, one thing is clear  children are like sponges soaking in what they see and experience.  When our political discussions include so much rhetoric that appears to devalue many of...
Editorial: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Editorial: The Fierce Urgency of Now

by Bob Simmons Today, and each year on this day, we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday. When America remembers Dr. King, we do well to recall the dreams he expressed at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, a century after...
After Stillness, Speak the Word Aloud

After Stillness, Speak the Word Aloud

An End of Year Message from Bob Simmons, Executive Director, Council for Children’s Rights We live in a noisy world. Voices are lifted in anger, frustration, and protest all around us. The cacophony of our political, technological, communal, and private lives...
Editorial: Raise the Age – Gaston Gazette

Editorial: Raise the Age – Gaston Gazette

North Carolina may be “first in flight,” but our state is also dangerously close to being last in the nation in how we treat young people who end up in the criminal justice system. Under a nearly 100-year-old law, North Carolina remains one of only two states in the...

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