Here's my two cents on education reform:
there should be mandatory grades K-6 that move fast and cover the bases of a lot of areas. After K-6 the student gets a booklet that details the different areas of work that are availible and/or best suited to him/her. Using the booklet, the student would go out and buy the resources that he/she will need to learn, and learn at his/her own pace. Once the said student completes his/her education in whatever field, he/she reports to a government funded test that tests the students skills in the area that he/she has studied in. Now, there would of course be teachers that you could hire to help you learn x or y, and there would also be places where you could go and work on your skills (a machinery shop, a forge, etc.).
what would you do to reform education in your country?