Survey: Ga. Children’s Health, Education See Improvements

Children in Georgia are doing better than they were a few years ago, especially in the areas of health and education. That’s the conclusion of the annual Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The yearly survey measures the quality of life of children in all 50 states, Georgia ranked 40th this year, which is an improvement from previous years.

“There are lots of places were we’ve seen some pretty significant improvements for Georgia’s kids over the last five or so years,” said Laura Speer, the Associate Director of Policy Reform Advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation during an interview on “A Closer Look.”

“Certainly in the area of education and in health there’s been some pretty significant improvement,” Speer added.

Speer discussed the report, what it means for Georgia’s children and families and more on “A Closer Look.”