SC ranks 45th in Kids’ Ability to Succeed

South Carolina ranks better than just five states in the overall wellbeing of its children. That’s according to a new Kids Count survey released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. South Carolina’s overall ranking slipped two spots from last year’s report, to 45th overall in children’s ability to succeed. The report ranked the economic well-being of the state’s children at 44th in the country, a drop of nine spots from last year.  There were some improvements, including in children’s health. Only 8% of the state’s children listed as without health insurance in 2011, compared to 13% in 2008.