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From KCET: California Among 10 Worst States for Children’s Well-Being (“Read it and weep Politicians!”)


From KCET: California Among 10 Worst States for Children's Well-Being: Read it and weep Politicians!

From KCET: California Among 10 Worst States for Children’s Well-Being: Read it and weep Politicians! (click to access report)

Excerpts from Report:

‘According to Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, California leaders aren’t giving enough attention to the fundamental issues undermining our children’s — and our state’s — success.

“Essentially, we are not prioritizing kids,” he charged. “So, even though we are one of the top states in revenue, we’re well in the bottom half in terms of investing in education. And that also is true in terms of children’s health and other issues.”

Lempert said the state’s poor ranking doesn’t make sense when you consider that California ranks 11th in tax revenues and second in spending for prisons and corrections.’