"if they want to avoid future generations of scary youth, they should urge higher taxes to pay the state to become the best possible nanny to all babies. "
Three-quarters of children in care have no educational qualifications at all when it ends, a report into the state of the care system claims.
Out of the 6,000 children who leave the care of the state each year, 60 make it to university, says a report by think tank the Centre for Policy Studies.
Report author Harriet Sergeant said a failing system was a "major contributor to social exclusion in this country".
But don't worry - something is being done.The Department for Education said it had plans to help children in care. A department spokeswoman said: "We are already working on a major consultation document"