Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Foreign Language Bill in US Congress

Just a quick heads-up about this bill. From the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL):

Congressmen Holt and Tonko have sponsored HR 6036 which will provide significant levels of funding at the national, state, and local levels for language education. Please help get co-sponsors for this bill so that Congress will realize how important this legislation is for students in the US and for building our nation's language capacity!

Where to go:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (includes useful links to get started)
Article from Asia Society: New Language Bill Introduced in Congress

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Yeah, regrettably they tried this several times before and defeated those bills each time, HuffPo had a really good article about it and the state of language-learning in this country, check it out:


"a report from the GAO revealed that 322 individuals dismissed from the military for being gay were trained in "an important foreign language." That group included 54 individuals who were skilled in Arabic."

Holy crap, what a waste :(