In the Laura Ingalls Wilder books she describes the schools at that time. They had a school board, which was local people, they hired a school teacher, local families put up the teacher with board and room, and built a school house.
Maybe now it can’t be quite that simple, but the infernal rules and regulations and insane insurance requirements, need to be abolished. Getting rid of the diabolical Fedgov interference and control is a great first step. Has to be local control. If local neighborhoods don’t care if teachers haven’t been to teacher training universities, so what. I taught a lot of kids and I never graduated from high school!
Anyway I think bringing back neighborhood schools is key. And they need to quit with the big rural consolidated school districts. My township voted down the $89 million budget. TWICE. We said enough is enough!