This four-page Kids Count snapshot spotlights what life is like for children on the Texas border. Readers will review the longstanding challenges facing Texas border residents and learn about new opportunities and key indicators for child well-being in these communities.

March 7, 2004

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshots

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Four hurdles that Texas border communities face.

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    What opportunities could aid these communities.

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    How children are faring in these areas.

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    Personal stories from border residents.

Key Takeaway

Inaction will lead to a poorer, less educated population in need of more public assistance

The time is ripe to implement public policies aimed at boosting the physical, social, emotional and educational development of Texas border residents. Taking the right steps today can lead to a better-prepared, more competitive workforce and an enhanced quality of life for tomorrow’s Texans.

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