That’s a question for those of you who are parents. Would you let your son drop out of school to play Guitar Hero?

Blake Peebles, 16, thought school was a waste. So he nagged his parents into letting him quit formal education. Blake does have tutors, but most of his time is spent on Guitar Hero.

Because Blake isn’t just a gamer; he’s a competitive gamer, looking to make money by winning competitions. Yeah, he wants to be a “pro gamer” and bring in the big bucks.

He’s already had some success, so that isn’t just a wild dream. On the other hand, you have to wonder how far he can take this. And what will he do when he can’t compete any longer?

His parents appear to be supportive of his goal; at least that’s better than being “anti-game”. Yet I have to wonder at their allowing him to drop classes to be a “pro”, even with “home schooling” to take up the slack.

So would you do this? Read the article and see what you think.

‘Guitar Hero’ whiz aiming higher on newsobserver.com