As long as my child is receiving a good level of education and isn't falling behind, we should be able to do as we see fit, as responsible parents. I occasionally take mine out for special occasions or holidays, they rarely have time off-sick.
But as we all have to bow to the lowest common denominator we have to be a little more careful about it.
But it's really only about 'responsible parenting' and there needs to be a way to penalise irresponsible parenting. That's the only reason we're in this position.