Let's start with K-12. First, no graded homework. I get that the purpose of assigning homework is to reinforce the material learned in class. That's great. But grading based on a student's understanding of the material is what quizzes and tests are for. Teachers should not be punishing students for not completing homework. Second, no tying funding or teachers' jobs to standardized test scores. That unfairly affects: 1) schools in high-poverty areas, and 2) teachers who have the misfortune of teaching a classroom filled with students who don't care about their education. Let's redesign our entire K-12 education system so as to instill a love of learning. Let's also encourage parents to do the same. On that note, let's get rid of compulsory education. Students should be at school because they want to, or their parents want them to, not because the state requires them to. Now, let's talk about college: First, let's redesign the general education curriculum so that the focus is more on developing knowledge or skills that can be applied to any major. So, "World history 101" becomes a class where a student learns how to do research and analyze documents by examining historical documents. Second, get rid of graded assignments, especially lab assignments that just create more busywork. As I said above, a student's retention - or lack thereof - of the material is already evident in his or her quiz/exam scores.