In the meantime, charlottecooper has inspired me to nick most of her most recent post to make a back-to-school poll. Feel free to elaborate in comments if you have too much bile (or bliss!) to fit into the boxes.
Useful things I learned at school
Useless things I learned at school
Things I wish I'd studied harder at school
Things I wish they'd taught at school
Things I learned but have since forgotten
Overall, school was: