Some of my Christian conservative friends ride me because I read Harry Potter; after all, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry teaches "magic."
But it just dawned on me:
Hogwarts may teach magic, but it's more important what Hogwarts doesn't teach.
Hogwarts doesn't teach sex education, diversity, multiculturalism, social studies, gender studies, feminist studies, earth studies, Heather Has Two Mommies, gay rights, animal rights, veganism, anti-war screeds, Bush hatred, peace studies, activism, the evils of dead white males, or any of the other crap we teach in our public schools today.
What's more, Hogwarts teaches "Defense Against the Dark Arts," which, if anything, is like a fantasy-world equivalent to having the N.R.A. come to your school to teach your kids how to lawfully defend themselves against criminals and terrorists!
If I had kids, I would rather send them off to Hogwarts than sentence them to public school in Oregon.