More Texas Children Living in High-Poverty Areas

A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that the number of Texas children living in areas of high poverty has increased 43 percent over the last 10 years. That means more than 1.1 million children live in neighborhoods where at least 30 percent of the families are at or below the poverty line.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

“This really does look at the environment in which the child and the family live,” said Laura Speer, an associate director at the foundation. Speer said that even children from middle-class families are affected by the ...

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