George Will begins “Mothers Who Don’t Know How” (1990) with the following passage:
The almost silent video is short and sweet. And searing. It gives a glimpse of one reason for America’s urban regression, the family pathologies that drive the intergenerational transmission of poverty. At first glance the scene the video captures is sweet, a mother feeding her infant. Ten minutes later, at its end, you understand: the mother does not know how to mother. (280)
According to Will what role does bad mothering play in “the intergenerational transmission of poverty”? What do you think of his argument in “Mothers Who Don’t Know How”?