Work is valuable. School “work” is valueless drudgery.
Work is using your skills and energy to create value for someone else in exchange for money. School “work” is investing your skills and energy not creating value in order to avoid negative consequences.
Work is creation. School work is destruction.
These are two very different activities and confusing them as the same thing ruins a lot of people’s ability to enjoy the process of creating value for themselves and others.