Thursday, April 05, 2012

Choices we face in Texas. . .

The Center for Public Policy Priorities is the Texas home to KIDS COUNT, a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In addition to publishing annual reports, the center also offers access to an interactive, comprehensive database of county-by-county and state data on child well-being.

Anyone who works with low-income children and famiilies needs to read and digest the important material reported in Choices:  The Texas We Create--2012 State of Texas Children Data Book

Surprising fact (to some Texans):  29.3% of children birth to 17-years-old live in poverty in Dallas County.  In Haskell County, Governor Perry's home, 39.4% of children live in poverty.


Sweeneys on the Creek said...

Thank you, Larry. Just wanted you to know I reblogged ... see

Thank you for being an inspiration and I break out of my cocoon.

Mom to MiniWheats said...

Very moving. Watched because of Sweeneys on the creek blog