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X-Men, Sally Draper head back to school in Westchester
As kids head back to school in Westchester County, so would the characters from "X-Men," "Mad Men" and "The Facts of Life"... if they existed in the real world.
Note: Mild spoilers ahead. If you did your assigned pop-culture homework, you should be just fine.
Just because you're a mutant with superpowers, it doesn't mean you can't learn a thing or two from Professor X in North Salem. After all, you have to be able to control those powers — and, you know, not use them to destroy humankind with Magneto's gang. Cyclops, Rogue and countless other friendly freaks from the "X-Men" franchise enrolled at the fictional X-Mansion at the equally fictional 1407 Graymalkin Lane in Salem Center en route to saving the world on a regular basis. All the more reason "First Class" is an appropriate designation.
Elsewhere in northern Westchester, you'll find the real-life Brookside Elementary School in Ossining where the very-fictional Sally Draper from "Mad Men" causes trouble on a regular basis. Causing even more of a stir is her father, Don Draper, who visits Sally's teacher, Suzanne Farrell, after school for some inappropriate extra credit.
And over in the TV-land version of Peekskill, you'll find the teenage girls from "The Facts of Life" learning to take the good and take the bad. There, you had the Eastland School for Girls and Langley College, both of which are phony institutions of higher learning for the purposes of narrative and hilarity.
Which of these three schools would you most want to attend? Vote in the poll below. If you answer "Sally Draper," I will assume you went to Brookside Elementary. Extra credit if you explain your answer (or give us another Hudson Valley school as-seen-on-TV) in the comments section.