People here have the choice, opportunity, and freedom to seek out an advanced, stringent, specific, and family-driven approach to education, which does create a difference in graduates in the end. It's called competition, and if your parents, and you, don't give a crap about your education, you're going to be left behind by some. Your education won't be equal to others, regardless of what "diploma" you are given.
Capitalists focus on encouraging the achievers. Others focus on bringing everyone to the same level as the lowest common denominator.