Here's where you stand to date, Missouri and Kansas on the things that are important, overall, for the children of our respective states (click on picture for easier reading):
We have work to do, folks. It's for our children.
There is a TON of great, hard data here, too. Here's a Yahoo! News article on it, with links:
Best—and worst—states to be a kid
Here's a link to the actual organization that compiles the data:
KIDS COUNT - Annie E. Casey Foundation
And their Facebook page, since I'm kind of supporting them here:
Finally, information on the group as to who they are and what they do: