It's getting worse with Common Core. I suppose if enough parents oppose Coomon Core standards, we can keep the current system, but the current system is broken too. Government is not likely to voluntarily give up control of education, so what can we do as a nation to improve education?
Just as government can't come up with solutions, neither can any private sector group come up with a complete answer to education. There's no plan that can address education as a whole and solve the problems. The answers will come from thousands of different sources across the country. Government forces will continue trying to squash home schooling, but parents must fight back.
If parents demand the freedom to develope innovative answers locally, then we'll be on the road to better education. The end result will not likely look anything like the traditional classroom, but then who says that's the best way? One thing is for sure, we can't allow the State to enforce one set of standards on the nation.