Skip to comments.Louisiana is still the worst state nationwide for children, report says(my sports humor added)
Posted on 06/08/2018 8:48:38 AM PDT by BBell
Louisiana is a state where childhood is the most threatened in the country, according to a report from Save the Children. The international aid group's annual End of Childhood report released May 30 stated Louisiana falls at No. 50 in state-by-state rankings, which are determined by averaging a state's rankings in infant deaths, violent deaths, adolescent birth rates, high school students not graduating on time, and food security and malnutrition.
"This year's End of Childhood Report and U.S. Complement again demonstrates that we are far from realizing the vision where all children survive and thrive," the report states. "Millions of children in the United States and around the world are excluded from progress, especially those living in marginalized, vulnerable communities."
The report gauges the best and worst places in the U.S. for children to have a safe, secure and healthy childhood. "Mississippi and Louisiana remain in the bottom two positions, 49 and 50, for the second year in a row," the report stated. Scroll down to see how Louisiana scored in the report.
Methodology and Sources
Save the Children's report stated the data used in the research was obtained from U.S. Government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Center for Health Statistics. Data was also obtained from the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The rankings track events described in the report as "Childhood enders" to determine a state's ability to protect its children. Those events include child deaths, child malnourishment rates, high school dropout rates, child homicide and suicide rates, and teen birth rates.
"Depending on the number and severity of enders experienced, the loss of childhood could be complete
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We're number 1!
We had some stiff competition from Alabama and Mississippi, with Arkansas always lurking, like we do every year. Alabama beat us in the coveted infant mortality rate but hey, we'll give that one away.
Montana beat us for homicide and suicide which is always good for a few points. We argue that our homicide rate should garner more points but the judges disagreed.
Mississippi took the food insecurity category which is always suspect, with all the meth heads over there we think they cheat.
New Mexico won the field in high school drop outs which once again is suspect as they have a lot more Mexicans than we do and we don't think non-citizens should count.
Teen births? Arkansas. Arkansas always cheats in this category. They purposely have a low age of consent and there is absolutely no question why they do that. And then there's the unfair Clinton legacy, I mean really? We all know what sex is.
Arizona ran away with child poverty but there is that question again; should non-citizens count? We are going to take that up with the UN.
Wait, what was that Bobby, ok.
Bobby was hard to hear as he is still in his basement planning his next presidential run (snicker).Bobby said it's no good to go to the UN. There is always bias against us Southern boys. Bobby the Southern boy. Now thats funny.
And getting on with the final category we will cover; world ranking. Any thinking person immediately discounts this and those who don't can go move to Valenzuela.
Wait? Whats that?
Dollar Bill "the money man" Jefferson: Wel wa did lan botween Belarusa an dem damn Russians.
Ok Bill ok. Jesus you would think you could hear him better now he's out of prison folks.
Well folks there you have it. When the dust settled, with the ever stiff competition from the red tide and those tweakers, even with those rising stars in the South West, WE ARE NUMBER 1
Ok folks next year is a different year so go shoot one for the team!
What? What? Ok Ray. We know it's a race to the bottom Ray but WE ARE STILL NUMBER ONE Ray. Jes Ray is that so hard to understand. Now Ray. Ray. RAY RAY! Stop with your liberal platitudes ! If you think you can turn this upside down than do it. Yes Ray I know you can't from a jail cell . Bye Ray! Does that guy ever shut up. He's more annoying that Bobby! And if he's so damn smart than why is he in Jail. Bye folks.
Oh Crap....Here comes Mitch. Double trouble he's got his sister with him. Ya know she use to be hot..............
Unless you like that boodan hot sausage and things like dat. Then it’s the best state.
My clumsy attempt at humor.
Statistics are for losers, said some guy from Floriduh.
I smell corndogs
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