If you do figure out a good way to implement a kind of boot-sector education into human beings to get them at least to a point of comprehension that they understand the value of education and can go seek it out themselves, there's a country very close to South Korea I'd like you to visit
I guess you are talking about North Korea . Then i'm 100% sure they have 100% free school . All communist countries ensured free education to the population. The thing they don't have is freedom , so in terms of getting all people "educated" they have some advantages over some capitalist countries . I don't know how it is in South Korea but in Europe most countries have state funded education . For example in Romania you can basically be funded by the state up to doctorate but only if you have good grades over the years in high-school and at the baccalaureate exam. But the baccalaureate exam and high-school are shit , most are just theoretic so you aren't certified in any field , there are some that give certification but most don't , and the baccalaureate exam is just a exam that basically should say you are up to standards. :| but it has no value whatsoever , only for those that want to go to college because the media over high-school is added to the media of the baccalaureate exam and then divided by 2 and then this media basically says if you will be funded by the state or not , if you aren't funded at the popular colleges you can be funded at the not so popular colleges , so again you are somehow pushed where you don't want to be and then you quit or you learn just enough to pass the year , and this are wasted resources. If your grades aren't high enough you have to pay ... about 2-4 medium salaries /year .The payed places are almost double than the state funded one.
In my opinion the education system should be totally funded by the state but also very flexible in the sense that education should follow the social/economic trends , leaving people choose what they want to learn and hire teachers dynamically in accordance to demand. i think we don't need colleges and high-schools and all this steps we just need some kind of proof of knowledge in the certain fields that someone wants to work and there are some fields that don't need any kind of proof of knowledge .
What i really hate in current times is that people put way to much value on certification and now if you are certified in a field you have a minimum wage and if you aren't you have a smaller minimum wage which is totally stupid. Or businesses prefer college people (doesn't matter if in field or not) over non college and this incentives-es people to go to college doesn't matter where even if you have to pay , because you have better chances to find work , and because college teachers get money from the paying students they tend to pass them the year even if they know shit. And people know this is happening but they don't give a fuck and politicians and college profesors are happy because ... politicians aren't bugged by the professors for funds and profs get more money . So every body is kinda happy .
To me this system seems about cosmetisation for job and not about education for job.