Also, education even if not immediately practical is still worthwhile.
This is almost irrelevant to the intended topic of the thread.
The thing is, education; learning in general, never stops as long as we are alive and conscious. Education is always worthwhile. The methods in which it is delivered needs to be observed, however.
The fact that my country can pay these lardasses ~$50,000 a year in tax money to sit around and mark letters on a paper which, ostensibly proves that we are learning something, and ultimately decides our fate is, quite simply, absurd, but not surprising. And that intelligent individuals like myself aren't being put in more useful positions but instead forced to suck our thumbs forty hours per week in front of these state-sponsored babysitters we call "teachers" is just even more bullshit, but again, is not surprising. Not at all surprising for a society headed straight for collapse.
This is what I have learned with the aid of the public education system.
However, none of this is intended to mean that no academic learning goes on whatsoever at these prisons, as I've had a few great teachers who were also rightfully dissuaded by the way the education system is run, and actually managed to teach the students about the subject and how it relates to the grand scheme of things, rather than what to study for in the next test, but a majority of the teachers fail to live up to their job title like these teachers did. Teaching credentials do not make a teacher.
I could have my masters in Computer Science before I'm 21, and high school is all that is in my way. Essentially, I'm doing society a favor (if my only purpose in it is to work) by circumventing their system, which only hinders my growth, so I can serve it better in the future.
The education system is perfect for the majority who fall under 120 IQ, definitely living more for their own solipsistic purposes than anything; they're needed to fill the office cubicles downtown. No room for creative people there.
Before public schooling was mandatory, a majority of what would be called formal education was acquired at home and taught by the family. It's not possible today since everyone's parents are working late shifts at the bomb factories.