Editor,God gave children parents because their ability for good judgment is non-existent. That's why we don't let them choose to eat only junk food, stay up all night, play with fire, run out in front of speeding vehicles, etc. Why in the world would we let them decide that hard work and diligent effort are not to their liking and therefore, they are not going to school? Of course, they will choose to play, watch TV, and sleep. Their futures are priceless and we as the responsible adults must guard them for them until they are wise enough to know how valuable a good education can be.