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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHome Schooling · 5 months ago

Why am I considered a delinquent for skipping school?

I've been skipping school a lot lately for other reasons but they are all mental health related. Today I skipped because yesterday my father hit me for the first time in a couple years and I didnt have the energy to get out of bed. I didnt go to school and they called my mom and said that from now on if I try to skip school a police officer has to escort me to school. My brother said I was being put in a class to do my homework in school since I usually dont do it anymore and he said that it's for "delinquents" I dont get it. I'm going to talk to my sister about possibly doing homeschool because the public education system doesnt work for me. If I have homeschool I'll have no reason not to go to school and I can stay home and my grades will probably improve a lot. I honestly dont get it

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  • Because the public school system is incredibly authoritarian and generally f*cked up. If possible, I’d strongly encourage you to talk with your parents about looking into alternative schooling options, such as homeschool or online school, coming from a 17 year old high school student who hasn’t gone to public school since 7th grade. 

    This is the kind of sh*t that happens in government run indoctrination centers - kids literally being treated like criminals for refusing to submit to the brutal, authoritarian system - and I don’t think attending a public school is good for anyone’s mental health. Ultimately it’s up to your parents to decide where you attend school, but if possible, you should really talk to them about the possibility of homeschool or online school. Education is more individualized, and you aren’t treated like a criminal for not attending school.

    I was once in your situation too, back in middle school, but luckily, I stopped attending public school and switched to online school. I hope you’re able to do the same, and I hope the same for all other young people trapped in the f*cked up authoritarian government-run school system.

    Good luck!

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  • lkl
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Your parents are going to end up punished by the court for negligence if you don't attend school. Homeschooling all depends on your state. Some require that your parents be college educated, some require oversight by a mentor teacher as well as you being required to participate in activities with a public school or with other home schooled kids. All depends on the state that you live in. You also need socialization skills.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Homeschooling means your parents are attending to your education.  

    If you don’t have documents from a doctor your missed days are unexcused absences.   Which means you are delinquent.  

    No a police officer isn’t going to be delivering you to school each day.  But there are consequences for both you and your parents.  The school can take your parents to court. 

    de·lin·quent

    /dəˈliNGkwənt/

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    adjective

    adjective: delinquent

    (typically of a young person or that person's behavior) showing or characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime.

    It is the law you attend school. You are not. You are missing too many days of school.

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    • While you're legally correct, good parents send their children to a private school or homeschool them. Bad parents send their children to government-run schools.

      The public school system is seriously f*cked up and needs to be reformed.

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  • 5 months ago

    The public education system is very degenerate.

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  • 5 months ago

    "Delinquent" just means that you're not doing what you're supposed to do. When people don't pay their bills, they get notices telling them they are delinquent. The country and your community has an interested in children being educated, because then they are able to be productive, self-supporting citizens. If you don't get an education, you'll likely be depending on taxpayers to support you. That's why the police can get involved. 

    Home schooling rules vary a lot from state to state. In some, your parents have to show that they have the necessary ability to homeschool, and you have to be tested every year. In others, there are almost no regulations, and many kids fall between the cracks because they don't actually do anything. In any case, people who can't handle going to school are going to find it very difficult to hold down a job, where you also have to get out of bed and go every day. 

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    • If you repeatedly don’t show up to work, you could get fired, but you won’t get in LEGAL TROUBLE like you can for not showing up to school. The government run school system is VERY authoritarian, and I’m so glad I don’t attend public school. The police should NOT be involved with school attendance.

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  • 5 months ago

    police dont do this...because no one cares if you skip school except your parents..

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    You are mandated by law to attend school until you are 18 in most states, so by "skipping", you are breaking the law.  Hence, you are delinquent.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    You don't have "mental" health issues; if you do it's just called being lazy. I'm so tired of your generation claiming all these "mental health" issues and making everyone else have to tippy toe around you because you can't deal with reality and get a proper education. The rest of the population is not on this earth to deal with you're issues and your lack of education making you completely worthless in the workforce. You can  Do better. I know you can. If you cared enough to ask this question on Yahoo! Answers then you can do better than what you're doing. You're just too lazy.  

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