This short article says it all for those of us who remember school as a prison. If that was your experience, you were in good company: Einstein, George Bernard Shaw and Richard Feynman felt the same way. George Bernard Shaw's description of textbooks alone is worth reading this article:
"With the world's bookshelves loaded with fascinating and inspired books, the very manna sent down from Heaven to feed your souls, you are forced to read a hideous imposture called a school book, written by a man who cannot write..."
Yes, those who love learning, yet hate school, others felt your pain.