In my Tutor/Mentor blog article I point to this Stanford Social Innovation Review article from 2020. The problems the author refers to go back far beyond 2000, but there is much to be concerned about that is identified in the article. I hope you'll read and share it. https://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2022/03/20-years-of-failed-education-reform.html
As the author concludes, "American democracy depends on it."