MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama is taking strides in the right direction. Particularly, the state is moving in the right direction when it comes to providing good education and health for our children.
In the latest rankings released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Alabama is at its highest ranking ever in the national KIDS COUNT data book. The state was ranked No. 42.
"Our mantra is what gets measured, gets changed. If we don't know what the data is, if we don't have good data, we can't tell what's going on. We don't know what the problem is, we don't know the extent of the problem. We can't see if we're improving or if it's getting worse," said VOICES for Alabama's Children spokesperson Rhona Mann.
The state's ranking may not seem impressive, but leaders say that incremental change is a step in the right direction.