I guess I had a pretty good education.
I wasn't aware that everyone else is missing out.
I went to a private school from 7th-8th grade, and learned more about the English language from my strict, strict teacher than I did in my 4 years of high school.
Even so, (speaking of spelling), in my 10th grade English class we had a section focused on the proper way to pluralize things and make them possessive, and it was a requirement for everyone to get 100% on a 100-question test. If you missed even one, you had to do the whole thing over again until you got it right.
I think my biggest pet peeve is when people misuse quotation marks--especially when they use them to make things stand out (the job of italics or bold). The worst is when some company paints a cartoon character on their window, saying some advertising phrase (in a speech bubble), and they put it in quotation marks. That would mean the character isn't saying it, but simply quoting someone else! (If it was the company's slogan it would be okay, but it's always stuff like "Try our delicious hot dogs for 2.99 each!")
Even the cartoon character knows he's just a tool with words being put in his mouth. It's smart of him to not claim them as his own