What keeps happening in my neck of the woods is engineer parents will design some extracurricular set of segments that's actually more math intensive and job relevant, but they have to offer it "no credit" and outside the public walls. Scholarship money is available, from private sources.
Wouldn't it be grand if the charter system where that much easier: a web interface, a few forms, some clearinghouse approval process, and wham bam you've got a flatscreens-equipped computer lab in Beaverton, ready to showcase Pythonic mathematics on the public dime, open access. High tech companies could send vans to school parking lots, whisk 'em away. Homeschoolers, also in the public system, could likewise help themselves to a cafeteria line of high quality offerings.
What's in it for Intel? Brand loyalty for one, future employees another, plus a way to implicity inform other industries, through its intro level curriculum, where it's looking for a positive future. Like oh, so this is what Intel thinks math should be like. *In*-ter-est-ing.
Seeing how Intel wants to teach intro computer math helps us sync our own planning, adding to the likelihood something good'll actually result from all this engineering savvy. Plus kids feel galvanized and inspired when adults behave as if the long haul was really important to them and invest in scenarios that'll go beyond a given grownup's own TTL. Back to brand loyalty again.
The problem is politicians dumb it down to brute numbers prematurely, start dickering over dollars, missing entirely the more free-wheeling BE-phase step of "imagine and design" (very important in engineering anything).
It'd be very like a voucher, to have this plastic card in your wallet, charging up with academic credits as you flitted about between corporate campuses, science museums, courts & legislative assembly rooms, TV studios, getting a customized public education. You'd feel more like a real adult for one thing, which'd be different. Most students'd never look back or feel any nostalgia for their old cattle car classrooms, backwater daycare centers where only pablum got served.