1. Elliminate Teachers' Unions
2. National Standardized Graduation Tests, so that states can't cheat by making their tests easier in order to meet National standards.
3. Give out vouchers so that parents can send their kids to better schools
4. Eliminate Welfare for families with parents who are capable of work to eliminate the fall-back for kids who don't succeed.
5. Launch a national campaign to promote education.
There, not all of those suggestions will be to your liking I know. But I at least hope you can appreciate some of them.