An unlovely picture of the nation has emerged from a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which analyzed children’s chances to succeed in life by state and ethnicity, looking at health and education measures. On average, the report said, the kids with the worst life chances are American Indian kids from South Dakota — but not far behind are African-American kids from Wisconsin and Mississippi.

The report demonstrates the tremendous distance between where we are and the ideal many Americans cherish of a nation that affords every child an equal opportunity to succeed.

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