Nevada: Hellhole for children
Nevada remains the wrong place to raise children, according to the newest “Kids Count” report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the leading statistical tracker of the well-being of children. Out of 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Nevada ranks 47th in the economic well being of its children, 47th in their health care, 44th in family and community support for children, 50th in education. The state overall ranks 48th in the nation.
We'd report more detail on this (low birthweight babies? fourth graders lacking proficiency in reading? single parent families? high housing costs?), but this has been more or less Nevada's profile through the entire 25-year history of the Kids Count report. The report can be read at www.aecf.org/work/kids-count/.