Two days of PE
If you want a child to learn, get them active! Two days of PE a week, or the sad 30 minutes of recess, that keeps getting shorter because children are playing too loudly, etc. We don't need more desk time for "better test scores" we NEED more physical activity, and their test scores will improve.
I feel too much time is spent on testing children that could otherwise be spent on actually teaching them.
I am not a fan of Common Core math and feel that "standard" math should be taught.
In regards to children with special needs
I don't feel there is appropriate help in the classroom for those with special needs, whether it be behavioral or academic. If a child has special needs in the classroom it would greatly benefit the teacher, the class and the student if there was an extra set of hands, eyes and ears.
Nothing makes me more at ease than when I witness a genuine act of humility and kindness from one of my kids toward another. Our "leaders" and popular culture teach our children the opposite - please keep fighting the good fight and help us reinforce these virtues - you're the true heroes!