I understand, but I think that's over-parenting.
I've certainly skipped classes in the past but obviously it's caught up with me and my parents have found out, but I sort of feel they don't have a right to know about it. Obviously if it becomes a regular problem, then that wouldn't be possible. It's just that it's nice to be cut some slack, occasionally. I think part of growing up is becoming independent from parents, and if they know about your every move, it's not truly a achievable.
Sometimes parents know and say nothing.
I understand about the need to be independent. But, I think most parents have good judgment. Obviously, if you have a child who skips class occasionally, you might turn a blind eye. But sometimes there are children who are going down the wrong path as teen-agers and part of that is skipping school. Maybe that's even one of the earliest indicators. So, a parent has to be aware.
Also when I was a child, the worst thing I could do was drink a beer or something like that. Now kids in school can get any kind of drug they want. I think as a parent, you don't want to be trusting and lenient with your child only to find that he's overdosed on heroin. I know that's an extreme example, but it happens. I guess since I've worked in the juvenile court system, I've seen decent parents come in with their kids to court bewildered by what's gone wrong.