What the Kids Count report means for Kansas

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - June 21, 2021


Advocates worry a decade of progress improving the lives of Kansas children could be undermined by COVID-19 if policymakers can’t sustain recovery from the pandemic. Even before COVID-19 infected the world, Kansas trailed more than 20 states in terms of child well-being based on a series of metrics tracked annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The newly released 2021 Kids Count report by the foundation of the 50 states ranks Kansas 18th in the nation, so there’s some good news. John Wilson, president of the nonprofit nonpartisan Kansas Action for Children, joins host Tim Carpenter to help us get a handle on the report.

Read more about how Kansas stacks up in the report.


John Wilson

president, Kansas Action for Children

Tim Carpenter

senior reporter, Tim Carpenter