A student is one who "studies" or "learns" from a teacher.
The word, like much of the English language, comes from Latin, specifically, the second-conjugation verb "studere," or, "to pay painstaking attention to," or "zealously pursue." Thus the very word itself implies that a student ought to pay strict attention to his or her targeted subject.
As the face of American education changes, a student may be enrolled in a public school, a private school, or taught at home, or even online.
Leftists control the minds of most students at universities. It can take years or decades before former students unwind the damage and recognize how they were misled by liberals.