2/20/19 In January, the Modern Language Association reported that colleges across the country have shut down a “stunning” 651 language programs over the past three years. This astounding news did not make headlines. It is a quiet crisis ” and a harbinger of peril for the next generation of U.S. leaders.
Nationwide, only 1 in 5 students from kindergarten through high school is taught a foreign language. Only 16 states require any world language learning at all in K-12 ” and usually this amounts to only two years in high school.

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