(a State-Funded Parenting Poem)
RE: State Funding for Parenting Programs
State outcomes are driven by funding.
Restated: state funders want numbers over understated blunders.
State outcomes eat up income—overstating the self-evident:
underfunding evidence-based outcomes
may mean more incident-laced incomes.
Programs need to be transparent regarding parent transience—
otherwise prenatal parental programs will become parenthetical
as outcomes become antithetical to income.