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Thanks for you good input. We all know about why our kids are dumped into Spanish, lack of French or German teachers in many areas. And "Who" has the good jobs. Siemens, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Nestle. The jobs using Spanish are Wendy's, Denny's, to name a few around the Chicago area.Just posting the facts!
Everyone's certainly entitled to their opinion, MichaelTryn.
In Los Angeles, Spanish speaking will help you get jobs at Seimens, BMW, Mercedes and Nestle as well. You might find the following information interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language_in_the_United_States
My own school had to let the German teacher go because so few kids were interested in taking German and we dropped the French teacher to part-time for the same reason. Spanish seems to be the language that most kids around here want to take. On the other hand, we just hired a part-time Mandarin teacher and the neighboring school just hired a part-time teacher of Arabic.
The other helpful reality is that educated people in other parts of the world - certainly all the young German professionals - speak very good English. It's sadly not as true in rural areas but in the large city nearest to me has opportunities to learn languages outside of school. And sometimes if you really push for it, you can get a school to accept for credit language study done outside of school.78630
I can certainly see why you will feel that way in Chicago. I moved to AZ from Michigan couple of years ago thinking my son should learn French! Although, here in AZ, his school offers French, Mandarin and Spanish, I encouraged my son to take Spanish simply because AZ has a big Latino population and not just at Wendy's :) Being a bi or trilingual only helps in the best ways no matter where you work or where you go :)
Sometimes, opening our minds is the best thng we can do for ourselves and the community. I tell you, it is just a matter for few more years when the BIG jobs you mentioned will prefer another language especially Spanish! :) Cheers
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