Public schools provide an invaluable service to our citizens. Improving our public schools throughout the state by modernizing the facilities and technologies is one way to make Arkansas more competitive nationally and globally. Preschool and school lunch programs help students who might otherwise not have those interactions or resources. Increased access to higher education at accredited schools while offsetting cost is one way Arkansas can invest in our future. School is more than just students, however. Ensuring teachers are paid commensurate with experience and education, regardless of location. Currently the people who we entrust with the care of our children struggle to pay for healthcare. As a state, we can and should do better.