Imagine you are the captain of a cruise ship and the ship is sinking. What should you do?
Hopefully, you would get the passengers into their lifejackets and, if possible, plug the leak and keep the ship afloat. This would not be the time to re-arrange the deckchairs, paint the walls, or change the menu items in the dining room.
When faced with a crisis, you need to identify the problem and take concrete steps to address it—this is not the time to tinker with secondary matters.
In a nutshell, this is what newly-minted Ontario education minister Stephen Lecce must do. Things have not gone well in Ontario schools over the past year. Teachers are upset, parents feel betrayed, and academic performance continues to suffer.