Why should I be forced to go to school when I don't want to? Should my parents be held responsible for my attendance at school?

Compulsory attendance is a big part of the American mind set of education. How often do you think or hear another student say "I can't wait till I am sixteen so I can quit." In this WebQuest, you will study the question of Compulsory Attendance. Why do we have compulsory attendance and does it meet it's intended purpose?