A place where people can receive education
and also build some sort of work ethic or discipline, because that's what your life (and your employer, that is... if you don't manage to retire early) will demand from you - discipline. Often it is populated by dum-witted pussies who don't stop complaining about how much school sucks and, often, how "comformist" it is - if you are so gullible and can't make up your own opinion, and filter the bullshit from useful information, follow this wonderful guide by maddox:
3 steps to getting through school:
1) Do your stupid work (instead of complaining - sure, none of us like that, but you gotta do it)
2) Pass the test
From there you can do whatever you please, but sure as hell no one is going to hire your a$$ if you can't spell/do math or are pretty much useless for these reasons.
Oh and speaking of conformity - whiny-ass pussies tend to form groups that conform to a single opinion, resulting in them being hypocrites and losers.
An intelligent person: Phew, I finally graduated and got accepted to a nice institute.
Whiny-ass pussies: Conformist bastard, we're gonna go smoke weed and play halo, because school sucks.
10 years later:
An intelligent person: Dang, I'm making good money and working on my early retirement.
Whiny-ass pussies: Would you like me to bag your groceries, Sir?