Texas is No. 1 in business and No. 41 in child welfare. That’s not sustainable

posted on July 11 - 08:41 AM
By Joe - TexasISD.com
 

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2019 State Trends in Child Well-Being report and Texas ranked 41st. Contrast that with Texas being named as the 2018 top state for business by CNBC. If we were a state that was struggling, 41stmight be understandable, albeit terrible. But, because we are a thriving state by so many other metrics and often recognized for our generosity, this stat — which illuminates deeper issues — should bring us to our knees.  Ignoring this bad news, or just hoping things get better for our youngest Texans when it comes to health, education, economic well-being and community, is a recipe for disaster.