Poverty still problem for East Texas childre
POSTED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 11:32am
Longview, Texas (Longview News Journal) — Two steps forward may not always represent progress.
Texas moved up from 44 to 42 in the nation for overall well-being of children this past week, based the 2013 Kids Count Survey, compiled by the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin and the national Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Those two steps up for Texas, did not reflect an improvement in the lives of Texas children, but rather a decline in other states.
“It’s not so much that we did better as other states got worse,” said CPPP director Frances Deziney.
States such as South Carolina, which dropped two positions to 45, helped nudge Texas up a bit.
The struggle is visible to Joyce Williams, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Longview since 2011.
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