I think school can equal success, but really that all depends on the student and the teacher. If you have a really good teacher that wants to make a difference, learning will be enjoyable and most students will want to succeed.
If you have a teacher that would rather be anywhere but in a classroom, the students will pick up on this and may not do as well as they could.
But then look at the student. You could have the best teacher and still not succeed or you could have the worst teacher and still succeed. So I would have to say it is up to the student and if they want to be successful or not.
RME wants to improve the school system, which is the root of a lot of problems--globalization, unemployment, and the list goes on.