This is the slogan
of (and registered trademark
of since 1994
) the Children’s Defense Fund
. The CDF’s president and founder, Marian Wright Edelman
, has contemplated suing the GOP
for appropriating the phrase, though I think she has dropped the matter.
"If plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery, I am more than happy to be flattered that the theme of the Republican National Convention's opening night on Monday is "Leave No Child Behind"--the four words that constitute the Children's Defense Fund's trademark. ... "Leave No Child Behind" should be more than the theme for an evening at a convention or even a trademark for an organization."