How much more confirmation do we need that Memphis is poor and undereducated?
Now, what to do about it?
1) Aggressive availability of birth control – not abstinence lessons which don’t work. Focus on women, not men. Focus on long-term contraception, not on condoms or daily pills.
2) Pre-natal care
3) Maternity ward visits
4) Home nurse visits
5) Quality early childhood
6) Improved schools
7) Lots of extra activities – after school, summer, sports, music, art, clubs, field trips, visits with people with different carrers, extracurricular opportunities galore. No idle hands.
What would you add to the list?