I agree with the overall point, but don't think tracking is effective.
I don't want to make it "tracking" per se - I want there to be voluntary incentives. The fact is - we push thousands of kids through a college prep program and it is a waste of time and money.
The path to graduation is too narrow. too prescriptive. Countries are able to produce brighter graduates despite having taken fewer courses that are spread across a wider variety of topics. More choice. More interest. More engagement. And the ability to encourage trades/vocations as a viable career path, alongside the postsecondary routes of college and university/
And I'm not against that as a modification, but there are just some kids - probably 20% who would just do better going to a junior trade school.