We need to reverse the notion that education is about our own individual children and recognize that education is a social good. If our own children are educated but many in our community are not, we have a dysfunctional community and an inefficient economy, including higher than normal crime rate, lower than necessary employment, and insufficient wealth. If we educate all children, we will spend less on law enforcement because educated children become educated, productive adults, not those living on the fringes of society. An educated populace will also be more economically productive, starting new businesses and moving our economy forward. And educated residents are more participative and helpful to the community, as opposed to being a burden on it. Spending as much as possible on education will save our community money in unproductive citizens that become a drain on society rather than a boon to it.