I am guessing this simply your personal perception, and you have no data to support your position?<quoted text>
Rising to the top on one's ability alone is virtually impossible in today's public schools. Public education system is so corrupt, so riddled with cheating, favoritism, discrimination of various kinds that ability does not matter.
It is not a matter of what you know or how smart you are, it is who you know and whose ass you are willing to lick.
And in case you are not aware, boot licking is pretty standard practice in private schools and many other private businesses.
You have yet to show evidence of how your system would solve the problems of corruption? Heck, you have not even shown the logic.