This evening, my daughter told me one of my blog posts — Magical Girls: Why I Am No Longer The Parent Of A Public School Student — had gone viral on Tumbler. Although I wrote this piece early last fall, one of the magical girls discovered it just three days ago and has spread the word. In the last three days, more than 25,000 views and almost 7,000 comments. Many of the girls said they were in tears identifying with my daughter’s experience in her public middle school. And I am in tears reading their testimony about how public school affected them at that age. The magical girls say, “Go read her blog post.” I say, “Go read their comments.”
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