9. A lot of the program had to do with teaching the mothers
(themselves low IQ) rudimentary parenting skills.
The consequences of chaotic, dysfunctional environments are devastating on infants & pre-schoolers. You can see it on MRI's of various brain areas such as the amygdala. Expensive or not, that's where the interventions need to happen.
$15 k per kid per year? Maybe. Prion costs about $25k/yr in WI, & active street criminals cost society about $100k per year on average by conservative estimate.
So, where ya wanna put your money?
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.--Justice Louis Brandeis