I was watching the Today Show the other day and one segment really surprised me. You can see it here. Apparently in some states it is "illegal" to take your kids out of school to go on a family vacation. Really?!?
If the kid misses a month of school maybe, but a week or less absolutely not. As long as the parent knows that it is the family's responsibility to get caught back up to the class.
The teacher would be copying all the handouts anyways. Honestly, how much time would it take to put them in a paper clip or folder for when the kid returns.
What is your opinion on this?