What would you like to see happen with education if you were in charge of it?
Here is what I would do:
First, funding should be equal so that all schools get the proper supplies. Also, that way children who live in poor neighborhoods don't have to go to sub par schools vs. ones that live in good neighborhoods. This contributes to keeping people within the income class they grew up in.
As for the curriculum, I would take out some of the redundancy in school. Also, prioritizing subject matter based on usefulness. In Oklahoma, there are years spent on Oklahoma history. How much is there really? And, how useful is that to take for more than a semester?
There would be more opportunities for acceleration. And, I would like to see High School include nutrition and personal finance.
Plus the last two years I would see spent towards ushering students into the adult world. I would do this with opportunities to intern in the workplace to see what working life and different professions are like, as well as more duel enrollment opportunities.