"If you want to know the end, look at the beginning." - African proverb
With these words, Texans Care for Children begins an exploration of how life starts for the youngest Texans--and what it means for the state's future.
From the womb to the classroom to the juvenile lock-up facility, children in Texas experience unique barriers to success. Addressing their challenges, as the report explains, is key to a better future for Texas itself. Each section of A Report on the Bottom Line features:
information about the effectiveness of state spending on children,
details about disparities among groups of children around the state, and
straightforward recommendations--not only for what the state can do but also for how every-day Texans can get involved in improving children's lives.