Business needs to take the long view with education. If kids become advanced readers and sophisticated writers, they can learn anything. If their reading and writing skills are mediocre, you are pretty much spitting in the wind to try to get them to learn advanced concepts.
It's easy to turn kids into advanced readers and writers. Schools need to make developing a love of reading a priority. Kids learn literacy skills by racing through book after book after book. There isn't any shortcut.
Too bad schools are going in the opposite direction now.