No, this isn't taught in school. It astounds me how many otherwise financially-savvy people simply cannot seem to (or perhaps do not wish to?) grasp the concept.
Didn't Learn in school...I have cobbled together some information at night school and on my own.
I understand it, I just don't like it. Unfortunately, most of my knowledge in this area came from experience in the marketplace itself. The remainder came from a great many hours of reading. I wish I knew 15 years ago what I know today.