Agreed that school is shitty, but there's no better way to educate everyone in society and if you're special you wouldn't find it difficult. Also billions of people are living in poverty and dirt and you're having the privilege to be educated. So what's better than that?
I know everyone says that school teaches rote memorization, useless facts that'll later be ignored in life, comformation and obedience to the authority, etc.
But is rote memorization bad? The main goal of any education is the highly developed ability to engage in all manner of critical thinking. For that, both knowledge and a mastery of language are required. But, if that knowledge hasn’t been committed to memory, we can’t access it and use it to our benefit. Thus, the act of memorizing not only has value but it is critical to becoming a fully functioning human being who can communicate and engage in critical thinking effectively.
Also i love how people like to throw the word indoctrination around, teaching a child addition and subtraction and fractions is indoctrinating them into the world of mathematics. Teaching them how to read and write is indoctrinating them into literacy. Teaching history is a method of indoctrinating children into the wider world.
Fact is, many conservatives simply don’t trust education. They are against it. Anything above grade school is “putting on airs” or “going above your station.” They think the educated, the professionals, the skilled, as being “elite” and thus in need of throwing down.