Opinion: Any way you calculate it, Texas failing kids

It’s a tough time to be a kid in Texas.

On a single day last month, new educational assessment data was released showing that Texas students’ math and reading scores have, at best, stagnated — and, in some cases, dropped dramatically — over the past two years.

We also learned that Texas not only still leads the nation in the number of uninsured children, but that our rate grew from 9.8 percent to 11.2 percent between 2016 and 2018. No other state’s uninsured child rate is even in the double digits.

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