Dealing with advanced skills

What is the purpose of schooling? To meet all of the curriculum standards? To give parents a break from managing their kids? To prepare students for university or other learning opportunities? To provide access to friends? To teach new skills?

Does it depend on who you are?

Does it depend on what resources your school has? Does it depend on where your school is? Does it depend on what country you live in?

Does it depend on who is teaching you?

What happens when you add skill discrepancies with these issues? How do you prioritise goals? When does learning look like mental health issues?