Blocks and fears are not negative. Only unresolved blocks and fears are negative. They are liberating once you are on the other side of them. The way to live productively is to keep overcoming all the blocks and fears for the rest of your life.
No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.
The hardest thing for you to do, and for your customer to do, is to embrace change. Your customer can simply decide to keep doing things the way they have for years. You can similarly keep doing things the old way.