Teaching kids how to be hard workers and not give up. It's ok to make a mistake, learn from it and improve from that point. Not everyone is a winner, and that's ok. You learn from your loss/mistake and try harder the next time. Nothing is handed to you. If you want something, make it happen.
Real life skills
We'd like to see more opportunities for kids to learn skills that will help them be successful adults in society. For example: monthly budgeting, how to balance a check book, how to make, market and sell a good, how to present to a group. Teach these traits early and build on them.
More afterschool clubs that aren't sports related
Sport activities are so easy to find, but things like STEM club, science club, etc. are very hard to find. I would love to see more emphasis on academic clubs verses sport clubs.
Project based learning
STEM classes are offered for higher grades; it would be great to have more STEM activities and projects at the elementary level.
Foreign language is something Americans greatly lack in. There should be a greater focus on learning other languages at younger ages.