This is just something that I've always pondered. What is up with the educational system in the Pokemon world? We've seen special Pokemon schools in the show, to prepare children to be better Pokemon trainers. This reminds me of the Performance and Fine Art schools in the real world, where students study drama and dance as well as traditional things like math and science.
Also, trainers are allowed to leave their home and school at 10. Ash, for instance, has participated in numerous Tournament competitions and collected the badges for them all. He has been without any non-pokemon education for several seasons.
So what do these kids do? Do they take correspondance type courses along the way? Make up for it later? Or just give up traditional education entirely, for life? I can't imagine that would make a well educated society. Also, people like Professor Oak obviously had to continue their education.
I don't know much about the Japanese school systems, but in the U.S, failure to enroll your child in school can result in them being placed in the foster care system. If anyone has any info or views on this, I would love to know.
Also, sorry if I've missed something. I've only seen the anime up to about mid-Hoenn.