No; many people who make it big, such as rock stars, do that not from ignorance (you wouldn't listen to Jagger, McCartney, Ferry and others like them and think them dumb or uneducated; in interviews, these people come over as rather well-spoken, intelligent and perfectly capable of fine reasoning; in fact, many went to art school, displaying an artistic bent from early on.
The difference that makes them successful, in my view, is something that I've said over and over again here when some folks post asking advice about becoming pro photographers: the key is two-fold - talent and dedication. We all need both, especially the latter. As that lady who just swan from Cuba to Florida (broad hint to others?) said: never give up and never think of yourself as too old.
It isn't about being put into moulds; education at basic school level is about acquiring the tools of survival: the ability to express oneself, to cope with fairly universal problems and to have a broad understanding of several measurable disciplines.
The thing is, Slobodan, that citing successful entrepreneurs is dangerous at best: many, many fail – I’m told more new-starts collapse than succeed – and there are also exceptions to most rules. The general point I am trying to make is that many school kids fail because they deserve to fail because of their own personal faults and failings; others are on a borderline, and home help or its lack ruins their chances. We also have a society where nobody is allowed to be seen to have failed so worthless certificates are issued to save face all round. Some universities have had to offer additional classes in basic English to new arrivals, something that a few years ago would have seemed an absurdity and a contradiction in terms.
In a world whose populations are becoming increasingly divided into either highly skilled technicians or drones, where does it end? I believe much is to be blamed on this nonsense of checking boxes rather than writing a reply to questions. I'd even go so far as to blame keyboards; ever since I got myself one, I have hardly written anything other than a shopping list (which I often forget at home) and telephone messages are rendered in a scrawl that I understand at the time but is totally indecipherable to me ten minutes later. Use it or lose it?