Education is incredibly important, for ourselves and our families and for our society as a whole. To make money and support a family, these days you need some sort of college education to get a job with decent income. Doctors and lawyers need education, as well as firefighters and police officers. These are the people that we depend on when we are in need of help. If these people were not educated, we would not have these people at all. Schooling helps the economy as well. In the long run, people make more money when they are educated and when they make more money, they spend more money–helping out the econmony in that way. They help the money circulate around the world.