The annual Kids Count Report has a gloomy view of the well-being of the state's children.
Kids Count in Michigan is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels and use that information to shape efforts to improve the lives of children.
The report for 2016 reflects data from 2014.
It says the state's efforts to keep children safe, healthy, and educated are falling short. From the introduction: