As far as "schools," most solicit money for information that is readily available elsewhere on the Internet for free. To truly learn the Basics, you need only to read what has been posted around here in the articles relating to "beginners," join a coven (they'll offer more of a teacher-student environment) and garner hands-on experience. You might also wish to invest in some books. The New Age section at your local chain bookstore will offer great advice.
With that being said, never follow something/anything you don't feel comfortable with. If you read something/someone tells you something that doesn't resonate well with you, then follow your own intuition. You can also post specific questions here on the forums and members will answer them to the best of our abilities.