Just let it sink in that you can be put in a cage if the state doesn't have control over your child for a certain number of days each year.
Originally the mom got the case dismissed using an apparent technicality in the law.
Public education in that district was once only mandatory for 7 to 16-year-olds. Later a line was added saying that compulsory education was mandatory for 5 to 7-year-olds. But on appeal, the judge ruled that the new law did not overwrite the old one, it added to it.
But why use these silly loopholes to try to fight off the state? If you are going to waste your time on futile efforts, you might as well challenge the entire system.
Where does the state get the authority to throw a parent in jail for not sending her kid to school? Or in this case, only sending her kid to 147 out of 180 required days…