The idea of regulating student absence at school is due to the fact that schools are supposed to be responsible for students from the moment they get to the bus until they come back to be dropped off at the bus station.
For instance, if you have an accident while you are on the bus stop, it would be your school’s responsibility and your parents are even able to sue in case of serious injuries. I am very fond of learning new things, and for me going to school is very fun. I actually hate missing class and try to avoid it if possible. Even when I feel sick I would rather go to school and spend a couple of hours with the nurse and then go to my favorite classes such as Biology.
In regards to student absence I have seen people in my class paying an insane amount of money for a fake doctors note to be able to miss class. I believe that if you don’t want to go to class you should be honest at least with your parents about it. I have been in the situation where I know people have paid for a doctor´s excuse to miss class and I have to stand them lying to the teacher and acting as if they were still recovering for the awful flu or diarrhea they claimed to have two days ago.
We are clear on the fact that even if someone asks me I will never turn in my classmates, is up to them if they want to miss class. As much as I disagree lying to teachers sometimes you don’t have a choice, as for me I didn’t pay for a doctors fake note, I talked with my mother about how my favorite author was giving a speech in the city library but unfortunately it was in the morning when I was supposed to be at school. As soon as she heard that she wrote a letter to the headmaster saying that she was excusing me for missing class because of family issues that needed to be solved that day. I guess now I am even with my classmates.
Now I can say that dr excuse note is only for those who want to miss class a lot. In my experience, I don’t need to spend a lot of money for fake doctor notes just to miss class for a day. Maybe my mom thought that I deserve a day off from school since I don’t absent a lot.