Lternatives to formal compulsory schooling

the essay has to be based on 1 of these articles. the essay must answer one of these questions

what function does compulsory education serve in the united states?
how can we make school better for todays young learners?
are there any alternatives to formal compulsory schooling for educating children?

this is the link to the articles. please email me if you have any questions.

theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html

on the 2nd link, read only CHAPTER 1.