We need to return control of curriculum and standards to the regional school boards.
The idea of a national standard is a bad one. Our education policies pander to the needs of difficult urban environments whose main problem isn't school.
Yet, we ignore on a wholesale level, innovative local programs. Furthermore, the federal mandates continue to strangle the ability of successful schools to maintain superior programs due to ever more funds being diverted to testing phenomenon that serve political interests but punish the children who have zero need for it.