In Star Wars, there are only a few mentions of educational institutions. There is the Imperial Academy that Han Solo was expelled from and that Luke wanted to attend, and there is also the Jedi Padawan system (training temples, trials, etc.). Outside of these examples, is there any form of standardized education in the galaxy?
- Are most people in the Star Wars galaxy homeschooled or taught by informal, private tutors?
- Is there a widespread (e.g. Republic-wide, Empire-wide, etc., or even beyond) standardized system or hierarchy of general (e.g. reading, math, history, droid reprogramming, etc.) educational qualifications (e.g. diplomas, degrees) that people with enough time, money and skills can go for?
- Are educational qualifications planet-specific? E.g. an Advanced Tatooine Education Blue Ribbon Diploma might mean nothing on Corellia, while the Corellian Mastery Certificate of Literacy would likewise not get you very far on Tatooine.
In other words, what does it mean for an average galactic resident to "get an education"? Does it mean attending a high school or university in a roughly analogous way to our own world? Does it consist mostly of self-studying in order to pass standardized galaxy-wide examinations? Is "education" whatever one can scrounge up and essentially nothing more?
Obviously, people in the Star Wars universe are not completely ignorant of things - they can usually function reasonably well in the settings they live in - they can speak local languages, use common components, engage in a trade, etc. Where do they learn this stuff?