Be that as it may, I do like it when I read something from 'out there' that matches what goes on 'in here'.
But I think, as the article mentions, that too much variation and change can be too hard on the students too.
This is why a clearly articulated approach is a good idea. It lets everyone involved know why something is happening and what that approach is supposed to be good for growing children. It makes the academic program intentional.
Starting with the vision of what you want for your child at age 18 and then working backwards. And I don't mean in the way talked about in the development of the current US standards, but in a broader sense, of what will make them good people at age 18 and how do we support that. It is sometimes easier to start those discussions by critizing others (as a basis, not a life's devotion) so one thing we can do is evaluate how modern public and private schools help (or hurt) our students on their path? The infographic from the article that does that is right below: