Devin Katayama spoke with Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates today on Here and Now about the 2011 Kids Count Data Book, with specific attention to children in the Commonwealth.
As we’ve reported, the results for Kentucky children are disappointing, with Kentucky now ranked 41st among the 50 states in terms of overall child well-being. Brooks offers some perspective on the numbers and ideas to address the shortcomings.
The Kids Count Data Book is compiled annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Their president and CEO, Patrick McCarthy, spoke broadly about the 2011 results on Here and Now.