Should Michigan make learning a foreign language optional?
By Steve Carmody
February 9, 2013
A bill in the state legislature would drop the foreign language requirement in Michigan high schools.
State Representative Phil Potvin dismisses the suggestion that learning a foreign language will better prepare Michigan teens for a globalized economy. He says the requirement has the opposite effect. Potvin says the foreign language requirement pushes kids to drop out of school.
Foreign language teachers are criticizing a proposal to drop the foreign language requirement from Michigan’s high school curriculum.
Jackie Moase-Burke is a former president of the Michigan World Language Association. She says school children need to learn foreign languages to prepare for their future.
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