April 21, 2014

African-American, Latino and Native American Children Face Barriers to Success

Nationally, the Race for Results index shows that no racial group has all children meeting the recommended milestones. Using a single composite score placed on a scale of one (lowest) to 1,000 (highest), Asian and Pacific Islander children score highest at 776, followed by white children at 704. Scores for Latino (404), American Indian (387) and African-American (345) children are lower, a pattern that holds true in nearly every state.

According to the index, where children live matters. Asian and Pacific Islander children in Delaware (914) had the highest score, while the lowest scores were among American Indian children in South Dakota (185). The worst score among Asian and Pacific Islander children (508) comes close to the best outcomes for Latino (573) and African American children (583).

Check out data for your state: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data#USA/1/2702/2704.