We are very fortunate, we moved my 1st and 2nd grader to a brand new charter school that does not focus on testing and focuses on being present with your kids. They are a project based school that allows the child an incredible growth opportunity. The kids do not have homework they have prep work and pre-work is only for those who do not get their work done in class. My kids come home every day excited to learn and when they do have prep-work they are eager to be ready for school the next day! I know this is not for everyone, but for us it really works!
But, go ahead and ask a public school parent what their biggest complaint is with education and everyone will shout out “testing”! Check out the stats from the big-city public schools they take about 112 mandatory standardized tests between pre-kindergarten through high school graduation.