This ensures that even without the levels of education we had in 2004, there would at least exist some form of it to be passed on to the next generation.I must agree things like farming and hunting will be most useful as will other basic survival skills that are now needed with the fall of civilization as we knew it.
Basic reading/writing will be of much help as will basic math (adding and subtracting mostly, I see things like geometry and calculus not being taught).
I also see a lot of trade schools around; mechanics, electricians and plumbers are worth their weight in gold. There will be a small need for new pilots as older ones cease to be able to fly but with few aircraft there's not going to be a huge demand - at least not at first.
For "University" level things like basic chemistry and biology will be useful.
I see older doctors being recruited to try and keep medical universities functional; doctors and nurses plus support personnel being of extreme usefulness.
Yes, this will be a dream of all kids to no more learn geometry and calculus.
Mechanics, electricians, and plumbers would be needed. Another thing is we might see conscription into what remains of military forces (The plot for this Dawn of the Dead fanfic set in post-2007: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/594828...Byjo0WQKfa8MQDNx_J28-1638516874-0-gaNycGzNB_0 , kids as young as 15 are taught basic infantry tactics but leftover military forces).
Correct about the pilots. Since the United States Air Force has the Civil Air Patrol (Happy 80th anniversary btw) which flies Cessnas and other turboprops, these would be useful to scout for deserted cities, towns, and surviving states. Turboprops are relatively easy to maintain. Might as well forget the C-17 Globemaster and the C-5 Galaxy and say hello to the mighty C-130s once more just like in WWZ where the USAF had to store their jet-powered planes due to the lack fuel.
Agree with the last part too. If there are surviving CDC and HHS virologists, they could at least study the zombie virus and present their findings to the post-outbreak survivors. I doubt the cure/vaccine would ever be found, but at least the human race could have some answers on how the virus works.