I work now for a large school district, and we had our quarterly all-hands meeting for the IT department today.
The brainstorming exercise was to think about how to assist the frontline instruction at three important goalposts:
--3rd grade: read to learn
--7th grade: write for High School
--10th grade: on track for graduation
I was assigned to a team discussing the 3rd grade goal. I didn't get much positive reaction for my idea:
Have a fire sale on all the district's property to offload it to private school providers, and give everyone their property taxes back so they can pay for enrolling their kids at the new plethora of private schools.