Monday, November 8, 2010

A la recherche du temps perdu.

Helping a reporter on a foreign language story reminded me of a piece I’d always wanted to do, which I will now suggest you do. Look at how many years of foreign language instruction students in your districts received in elementary and middle school, and whether they wound up placed in Spanish I in high school anyway. This is nothing against studying langauges—pienso que es muy importante—but I know way too many kids who were in this boat.

1 comment:

  1. I wrote an article on a district that, back in 2002, decided to extend Spanish education with Kindergarten, and as students have come up have slowly been increasing the rigor of their courses. But they had a gap in 7-8 grade to put in more STEM education and a lot of teachers felt a lot was being lost there.