If you like articles listing quantifications of nebulous qualities, have at it. Amidst the percentages for “well-beingness” and “high poverty,” we do learn that lots more children in the state have adequate health insurance, and the kids are gaining on kids in other states in performing at grade level. Does high poverty mean households have only have three computers and each child only has eight pairs of shoes? Does the fact that North Carolina has more kids performing at grade level than, say Georgia, mean we have eight when they have three?