Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Uh Ohhh, Another List

Anytime I come across a national ranking comparing states on say healthiness or educational levels, I cringe a little. Well, today's list didn't ease my cringe. WWL in New Orleans reports on a study recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Report on Child Well-Being and they rank Louisiana #49....a rank we've managed to maintain for about a decade. It's us and our friends Mississippi and Alabama in the bottom 3 (New Hampshire, Minnesota and Utah rank number 1, 2, and 3 respectively). Melody Brumble with the Shreveport Times also reports on the subject and has a good article on this study and how it compares to previously released versions here.

The website for the study is pretty interesting - you can click around and drill down as far as parish by parish numbers and they look at a whole host of things to determine rank - number of kids on public insurance, number of low birth weight babies born, average classroom size...etc. Here's how Lafayette Parish fared.

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