I think this would be the perfect place for a rant, and also to find out how widespread this is.
Art courses these days don't even teach you the basics of art, I went through a lot of courses because of this, and finally gave up on finding a class that actually taught me anything.
These days you are given a project and told to get on with it.
I just really want to learn anatomy, colour theory, how to use watercolours/oils etc. And I haven't been taught anything I've noticed far too many people in art classes don't have any skills, purely because they expect to be taught in class.
I understand there is a need to teach ourselves and learn at home, but isn't real life teaching better than a book, it's easier to learn when you have someone there to ask questions.
There are small adult courses that teach some things, but when you're a student, time and money can be lacking!