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New report shows mixed results for today’s children

Posted by Texas Education on July 22, 2008

From the chron.com School Zone A study released today shows that the quality of life U.S. children hasn’t improved much in the last six years. In fact, the report’s so-called Child Well-Being Indicator has only improved 3 percent since the last generation.

“The slow growth of recent years is troubling; we haven’t made enough progress to shield ourselves for the future,” stated project coordinator Kenneth Land, a sociology professor and director of the Center for Population Health and Aging at Duke University.

The report clearly shows that children were hurt by the economic slowdown after Sept. 11, 2001. They’ll be impacted by the current recession as well, he said.

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