> School like that require you to be a self starter and
> capable of learning directly from a book.
This is definitely not what I had in mind. I'm in no way suggesting learning from a book or entirely self-motivated learning. If that were so I would do away with schools entirely and have computerised assessments for self-study. Based on personal experience motivation comes from the group not the individual.
> Young, smart people should never be subjected to
> absolutely no structure. We blow things up.
If something has no structure what would motivate you to blow it up?