Though Minnesota fares well overall in the latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, study spokesperson Lisa Hamilton says…

“We see significant disparities along racial and ethnic lines and encourage policymakers to make sure that children of color are able to reach their full potential. Children are a quarter of our populations, but 100% of our future.”

Minnesota ranks 4th for child well being in the country–and 3rd in the economic well-being of children, but 10th in education and 6th in health–with sharp disparities among white kids and Latino and American Indian children.