The handful of Mississippians who have risen from poverty to prominence occupy more space in our imaginations -- and our TVs, books, blogs, etc. -- than combined stories of the 256,000 Mississippi children currently living in poverty.
For the 24th time in 25 years, Mississippi finished last in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's index of 16 child well-being indicators. The director of Mississippi KIDS COUNT provides an explanation of the rankings.
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