Could anyone please tell me if the word 'flaw' could be used for a 'system'? (As in, 'the educational system has many flaws,...')
Admittedly, that suggests that there is an inherent failure in the system, that it is overall flawed. It is possible that a system can have many flaws but still be very successful. In the same way, a person can have many flaws but still be well liked.