7/28 Minnesota's Kids Count #1 ranking is good news but not the whole story

Jul 28, 2015

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Seatbelts, more responsible behaviour and a decline in drug abuse boosted Minnesota to #1 in the latest Kids Count report* ... and the state achieved that ranking even though the child poverty rate increased to 14%.  Trouble is, the child poverty rate nationally has increased even more dramatically.  So although there is something to celebrate with this latest report, it doesn't tell the whole story.

*the ranking came out this month but it's based on data from 2013