Budget Cuts = Goodbye Foreign Languages

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Budget Cuts = Goodbye Foreign Languages
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 3:12pm


According to this article, budget cutbacks are forcing some colleges to eliminate foreign languages from the curriculum.

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 9:46pm
It's already effected many school. Some schools now teach only Spanish. I think schools might eliminate French, German, etc in favor of Chinese. Spanish will continue to be taught due to the large Spanish speaking population in the US.
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Registered: 10-06-1997
Fri, 12-17-2010 - 10:04pm

You have high schools with a field house? Wow..... I'd be interested to see what kind of shape their fine arts departments are in!

Something to consider, however, is the fact that there are two separate pots when it comes to funding schools - at least in my state - capital funds and operating funds. You can't dip into one to pay for another..... so, the astro turf maybe coming out of capitals funds that cannot be spent on curriculum, etc.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 3:09am

Latin has been gone for a long time in most of the