The public education system in America is underfunded and this is bound to cause repercussions for future generations and the future of America. Americans and politicians should reassess their priorities and realize that a well educated population can have a large impact on many other issues. We need to invest in our future generations because these are the people who we will one day rely on to create an affordable renewable energy source, reverse climate change, and cure diseases. Education is linked to poverty rates, unemployment and crime. I believe a large scale solution to many of America’s current problems is to increase the budgets for public education and ensure quality learning for all children. It is inexcusable for the United States, a powerful and wealthy country, to have a suffering public education system.