Unlike many reform minded, I don't fixate on schools, public or private, as the only valid or viable venue for giving out clues about mathematical topics of potential utility in future and/or present careers and/or interesting projects (volunteer studies).
Whereas I'm happy to present faculty with say my Python Briefing, which is geared to on-the-job teachers (or teachers in training, for the odd ed school that wants my kind in its guest speakers loop), I'm likewise focused on private sector efforts to reach adult parents looking for new job opportunities, needing new skills. Coffee shops with free Wifi have become a favorite hangout for such transitioning adults in many cases.
So we get back to a more primal pattern of parents being a primary source of cultural information, as they're getting gnu math in coffee shops while junior slogs through whatever textbook in some calculator-dominated subculture. Junior comes home and learns from parent that there's a whole alternate reality out there, called the real world, where math (numeracy) has a really different spin, mixes with technology a lot more, even pays the bills. Wow.
Fighting against ed schools doesn't seem a good strategy, given they have such a juggernaut m.o. Better to be like Sesame Street (not an ed school production), except aim higher, as if Big Bird new about the complex plane all of a sudden, Cookie Monster talked fractals.
PS: I'll follow up with a copy of something to another list, re not blaming the teachers, once this gets on.