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The Source: 1 In 4 Texas Children Live In Poverty

CPPP State of Texas Children 2016

Texas is one of the top 10 worst states for children, according the State of Texas Children Report - a look at the well-being of children in the State.
Some of the report's key findings are:
25 percent of Texas children live in poverty. And 33 percent of Latino or Black children live in poverty.
11 percent of Texas children are uninsured. That's down from 13% in 2013. 
The report says black and Hispanic students face greater education barriers than white students.
42% of black and Hispanic students are enrolled in high-poverty school districts- a percentage that sits at only 6% for white students.
And 27% of Texas children live in households that are food insecure.
Why are so many Texas children growing up with this challenges - and what's being done to change that.

  • Jennifer Lee, author of "2016 State of Texas Children" report for the Center for Public Policy Priorities
  • Annette Rodriguez, CEO of the Children's Shelter of San Antonio
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive