Texas targets kids for cuts; children there at disadvantage
Paul Krugman has a good column in the New York Times about how low government spending in Texas simply means low investment in children there. ”Who will bear the brunt of these cuts? America’s children,” Krugman concludes. New research by one of our Texas members suggests children are already paying the price.
Texans Care for Children, a member of the Voices network, analyzed data from state demographers and economists on the impact of unmet needs in children. For the first time in history, researchers now project the next generation of Texans will live less educated, more impoverished, and shorter lives than today’s adults. Only improvements to the state’s educational system, including early education and children’s health, will change the trajectory.