If we start with the premise that there are much bigger crises in the world and at home than the one we have created in education, we might make better use of our limited resources. If we realized many of the problems in education are just reflections of larger problems in society, we might actually find ourselves on the track to some solutions.
Think of how much money we could save by cutting the millions upon millions spent upon worthless ed. deformity.
We could cut offices that generate reams of meaningless VAM data.
We could cut contracts for punitive tests founded on the premise of failing the majority.
We could cut budgetary allocations for test-taking
We could cut the money funneled towards excessive test prep.
We could stop spending money to align everything to a copyrighted Common Core.
Etc., &c., &c. and so forth...
Common sense comes cheap. The Common Core doesn't!