I am 16 years old Living on the east coast of the United states, and I am in high school and my last year in middle school i had 17 Unexcused absences with no Truancy officers once so ever, but my mother has been worried because today I am once again absent with no excuse and she says this is the last day i will ever miss school again, considering I am staying home today to finish up some Civic EOC Benchmark Pages. School being a legal requirement is absolute fucking bullshit because in my personal opinion, it should be a choice whether children should go to school or not, now i understand children need to be educated to at least age 12-13 and they can educate themselves and it is their own choice if they want to learn independently with No high authority, cameras, short lunch times, gum denial, eating in class etc. etc. I understand high school is better than any other curriculum of Education and i do know officers of the law cannot force you to go back to school if you are skipping at age 16 or Older, but like i have said. School should not be a legal requirement, I understand some standards that juveniles need to be in and at least some public or private Education for a few years but after they should decide with the parents whether or not they would like to learn independently. But parents going to jail for their child not attending a place that only builds their mind for them and stresses them out and gets them into situations of drama they cannot overcome is absolute horse shit. I know what i say sounds stupid but, The internet has more knowledge than a place of education, you just have to be looking in the correct places and compare and contrast, learning independently without school would work like this or in a couple different ways. Now i know you are gonna say "if school wasn't a legal requirement we wouldn't have things we have now, you are stupid, you must be an idiot for writing this" shush! I am talking about the present and the future for education, I understand there would be a large amount of difficulties without school being a legal requirement. But think how much more freedom you and i would have, think of how much more you can learn on your own, your own pace, your own time, your own subjects at any grade level or curriculum. I understand there is a 0.1 in a 100 chance of school being a choice to people, but I wanna believe that it could happen.