One of the benefits we anticipated in moving our daughter from a small private school to a public one this year was increased diversity. We expected her to be exposed to a wider variety of cultures and experiences than she would have at the Christian school, and that has, indeed, been the case.
The diversity reminded me of my teaching days when I would spend the day before school started practicing saying unfamiliar names so I wouldn't mess them up at our first roll call.
Still, I was a bit surprised to see this problem on her most recent math test:
"Jihad had 233 marbles.
He gave Mark 27 marbles.
How many marbles did Jihad have left?"
Well, there is a large Hispanic population at the school too, and at least they didn't have Jihad giving his marbles to "Jesus."