Strife Begins at Conception

In joking about the newest front in the war on the racial achievement gap–earlier and earlier pre-school intervention–Steve Sailersuggested the disparity in children’s nurturing between lower and upper income homes, which all decent people know is the only possible explanation for inequality, begins as early as eight months, twenty nine days before birth–but not a day earlier!
Cue the New York Times’ Opinionator blog, breathlessly announcing the latest in Promising Studies and Expert Consensus. Specula up, social workers of America! Emphasis added:

By the time a poor child is 1 year old, she has most likely already fallen behind middle-class children in her ability to talk, understand and learn. The gap between poor children and wealthier ones widens each year, and by high school it has become a chasm. American attempts to close this gap in schools have largely failed, and a consensus is starting to build that these attempts must start long before school — before preschool, perhaps even before birth.

 Your womb belongs to the state, er, village, so say “ahh”, Shaniqua, and try not to chatter so much during the procedure…

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