I screwed my education up. I could paint myself as a victim and say that the system failed me, but, I knew exactly what I was doing when I did it. The education system just isn't a good fit for someone like me. And the entire system wasn't against me. As an example:
I applied for Algebra 2. I was put into Basic Math 2. I skipped class for 2 extra lunches the first 10 classes/2 weeks. They found out (quick), and my counselor switched my schedule to give me 2 full hours of Basic Music - where I could play guitar for the last 2 hours of my day.
The system IMO needs to be geared/tuned more-specifically to students' ambitions. I know that can be tough, but alternatively, removing obstacles is a much more dangerous route. Babying is the wrong approach. We need to breed contributing adults. I ended up in a great place by the time I was 25 despite being an academic failure.
What does this have to do with Star Wars? Well, if Rian Johnson wasn't raised to be such a participation-trophy loser, maybe The Last Jedi wouldn't have been an abomination.