Following up on a post from yesterday morning, I want to talk about education, as it applies to social engineering.
As I eluded to yesterday, poverty is a vicious cycle. If you're poor, chances are really good your kids, and even your grandkids will be as well.
Problem is that many people don't have the social skills to pull themselves out of poverty. At the risk of sounding harsh, some people think it's perfectly ok to squeeze out 2 or 3 kids, with no idea how they are going to support them. I'm not talking about the people who have been working, and who have lost their jobs, and are now having trouble supporting their families. I'm talking about the 18 and 19 year old girls that already have 2 kids from 2 different fathers.
To my knowledge, schools are not currently allowed to teach about any more than basic anatomy in a sex ed class, if it's even offered at all. To me, this would be the perfect setting to teach young, impressionable minds that in the words of a bumper sticker I saw, "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."
This may be a hard lesson to a 12 year old girl who is the oldest child of a 29 year old mom, but it's a lesson that needs to be taught.
Other lessons would include, despite your level of education, walking into a job interview with gang tattoos will all but certainly disqualify you from getting hired.
This is the biggest part of social engineering, in my opinion. I understand that our schools are hard pressed in teaching the basics to our kids. I feel it's just as important to teach them how to be good citizens.