I like both of the answers above. I would also add that education starts in the home and we can teach our kids the value of what they are learning everyday. I feel like there is too much rote memorization in our educational standard in America, and not enough opportunities to explore and create--this applies to the arts (music, dance, painting, drawing, theater) as well as the math and sciences in the K-12 arena.
Even the best public high schools, like Kind Regards says, are way too easy. Students can take two years of science, three years of math (or test out), and two years of a foreign language to graduate. All of those subjects should require at least 3 if not 4 years.