Meet the Alphans. They are a new society. Theirs is a warm, sharing culture, where intimacy not only is rewarded but required.
Many of the parents have children attending the school, while some are going through the magnet application process now, trying to find the best fit for their soon-to-be high-schooler. L.A. Unified’s magnet schools are themed schools open to all district students, but students who apply are selected through a lottery.
After maybe an hour with their own groups and much less time observing the others, the parents already had fostered loyalties and made judgments.
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