How Tough Was The Pandemic On Our Children?

How tough was 2020 on America’s children? Pretty darn tough, says a comprehensive report from the nonprofit Save the Children that ranked the states where U.S. kids have been faring the best — and the worst — during the pandemic.

The new analysis, which relied on U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse surveys, found significant disparities in how American children have been able to handle an incredibly hard year.

And its authors did not mince words: “America’s kids are in trouble,” they warned.

“Huge disparities along geographic, income and racial/ethnic lines ? ‘childhood equity gaps’ ? are depriving children of the futures they deserve,” the report added, cautioning of “deepening crises for America’s children.”

Here are four of the big takeaways from the report.

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