U.S. Kids 26th out of 29th.

According to a Unicef report issued last week — “Child Well-Being in Rich Countries” — the United States once again ranked among the worst wealthy countries for children. To read the full article from the New York Times, click here.

Some stats from the report:

  • The United States ranked 25th out of 29 in the percentage of people 15 to 19 years old who were enrolled in schools and colleges.
  • 23rd in the percentage of people in that cohort not participating in either education, employment or training.
  • The United States has the second highest share of children living under the relative poverty line.
  • CDF report says 2,857 kids drop out of high school each day.


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