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From Worst to First

April 1st, 2009 by flanews

Florida ranks among the lowest in the country for high school graduation, family support programs and access to health care for children.

Child advocates are launching a statewide campaign called Worst to First to promote change. Theyre asking lawmakers to find funding for education and childrens health care programs. President of the Lawton Chiles foundation Bud Chiles said state leaders have failed children.

“We reject those who with empty words would try to continue to lull us into complacency, to divide us with crumbs from the political table and we reject those who care so much about their political popularity that they would preserve it at the expense of our kids,” said Chiles.

The group set up a website to track where the state ranks in child service programs and education. The site will be used as a networking tool for child advocacy groups to share information. The address is www.worsttofirst.org.

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