is a handball sport of British origin. One of the major types, Eton fives
, is played in an area which is a replica of one of the bays of Eton College Chapel
. Eton fives is exclusively a doubles game, but other versions, such as Rugby fives, can be played as singles.
Eton fives is commonly played by public school
boys in Britain, but is very popular with ordinary people in Nigeria
posted by winna
on Jul 11, 2011 -
Early Readers or Proselytizing? ...Her father apparently agrees. "There is so much history here for Christians to enjoy," he says. "It's hard to believe that Egypt is a Muslim nation."
Dr. Ibrahim asks his daughter what she thinks of Christianity. Sana replies, "I want to know why Allah let my mother die."
--From Escape From Egypt,
one of the Accelerated Reader series of books put out by Renaissance Learning, Inc.,
and in many many public schools around the country. A review of Escape From Egypt
says this: ... In addition, to promoting Protestant Christianity, Morgan advocates home schooling. The story addresses the strengths of "home schooling" as opposed to public school instruction. ...Escape from Egypt is an addition to a multicultural curriculum as long as the reader understands the religious biases of the author and publisher.
The publisher: Bethany House
, whose purpose is to help Christians apply biblical truth in all areas of life--whether through a well-told story, a challenging devotional, or the message of an illustrated children's book.
Public elementary school students across the country are getting rewards and prizes for reading this book on their own, without teacher supervision or involvement and taking Renaissance Learning's reading comprehension quiz on a computer, again without any teacher involvement.
posted by amberglow
on Apr 21, 2005 -
Teacher gone wild. Again.
While not as crazy as this,
previously) Mrs. Miller definitely needs some therapy. Perhaps these 4th graders should have had camera phones like these
kids... Though at least the U.S. isn't as tolerant of teachers behavior as Moroccans
. Frankly my dear, they don't give a damn!
posted by Debaser626
on Apr 12, 2005 -
Edison schools 'privatization with public money' scheme a failure?
School districts such as San Francisco's, which saw Edison as a panacea, may end up worse off for having played the privatization game. If Edison goes under, the district (could) be faced with huge logistical challenges: re-enrolling kids, renegotiating contracts with teachers who were working at Edison schools, maybe even dealing with the company's creditors.
posted by skallas
on Jun 27, 2002 -