State Report Cards

It’s that time of year again, when various agencies grade the states on a variety of social issues:

  • From the National Center on Family Homelessness: Louisiana ranks 46th (up from 48th in 2005) in Child Homelessness; the short report also states that 1 in 28 children in Louisiana do not know where their next meal will come from.
  • From the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Louisiana gets a D for our mental health care system; of course, the overall grade for the United States was also a D.
  • From the Pennington Biomedical Research Center: Louisiana received a D in its Louisiana Report Card on Physical Activity and Health for Children and Youth.