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.