This thread nails his ideology. The state must now play an increasing role in raising the child, and get hold of them younger so the parents can't shape their values but the state gets to shape them for the collective good.
Today millions of American children grow up in homes where they don’t learn the skills they need to succeed in life. Their vocabularies are tiny. They can’t regulate their emotions. When they get to kindergarten they’ve never been read a book, so they don’t know the difference between the front cover and the back cover.
So what. I'm sure there's millions in the past who couldn't read a book before PreK either. Yet, many of these same children became able to later, by going to school and even became successful in life. Einstein didn't even talk until he was 5 years old.
Anyhow, this was what the public school system was supposed to provide. It's not like the public school prisons improve upon this ability—at ALL. In fact, they have dumbed more children down. This is just another progressive socialist plot for more collectivism to break down the family more by getting in earlier with those progressive values, while wrecking children more.