Friday, February 24, 2012

Child Poverty at 26% in Tennessee

The Anne E. Casey Foundation finds that child poverty in Tennessee is soaring. With a child poverty rate of 26%, Tennessee looks bad even in a nation long infamous for having the highest child poverty rate among the developed nations.

Red states like Tennessee tend to rank at the bottom in a nation that is shamefully negligent when it comes to taking care of its children. If the state of Tennessee was a parent, s/he would be serving time in prison for criminal negligence.

Asking our 'leaders' do something about this worsening problem does as much good as slamming our heads against a brick wall. No doubt, we'll just have to wait for the riots in the streets.

Children in poverty - how the states rank

via Nashville Scene

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