There lies the real reason Microsoft made this version of Windows. They don't care about teachers or students. The only thing they care about is forcing users to use their crappy store. For not, it's only certain versions of Windows that won't let you use non-store software. However, as those versions get more popular, Microsoft will start feeling more comfortable in deprecating non-store apps completely.
The same can be said of GNU/Linux distros. I've gotten used to fixing computer issues (on both GNU/Linux machines and Windows machines) using bootable GNU/Linux flash drives, which I could customize myself (I've done so in the past).
Also, Windows comes with a lot more code than seems necessary to me. GNU/Linux systems tend to be able to do the same things as Windows, while using less RAM, CPU, and disk space than Windows. In fact, Windows tends to spend 2-3 minutes looking for a driver everytime you insert a new flash drive. Now, when I say "2-3 minutes", that's assuming it's NOT checking Windows Update for drivers, which could take as long as 10 minutes. On the other hand, GNU/Linux systems can select a driver and mount the file system instantly.