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But school is about more than just learning facts. Now I doubt it will be explained exactly this way, but if a robot needs to socially integrate into society, it would probably be easiest to create a neural network, you know, a learning computer, and then throw it into real-life situations to have it learn what the proper responses are, and to pick up on subtle-but-hard-to-program things like cultural and social norms.

Or, you know, it's a show geared towards kids, and they think having school situations makes the main character more relatable. That's more likely.