Formal Education vs Self Taught?

I'm writing this in a fit of rage from trying to complete some online photography related assignments. But I don't want to go to school today dad! But in all seriousness I have been battling this idea in my head for quite some time. Do I continue this education to get a 'piece of paper' when I could be out of a weekend shooting and learning from experience? I know for a fact that not everyone learns the same way and some are more hands on than others. So why should I sit down at my desk and pay money to watch videos and PDFs while completing assignments on things that I did not sink in?  Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts! Comment below!