If you are like most people, you learned quite a few things in school that you will probably never use in your life. Things like how to dissect a frog, the amount of rainfall during summer in the Amazon jungle, and plenty of weird equations required to solve algebraic problems.
Unfortunately I do not foresee what we are taught in schools changing anytime soon.
However, I do know that there is a tremendous amount of very useful information available in all of the millions of books that have been written over the course of a very long time.
So if you happen to have children or influence over motivated young individuals, one of the best habits which you can instill in them is to read books regularly.