In a global economy, Mass. lags in teaching foreign languages
April 4, 2016
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“As Massachusetts tries to elevate its education system to be among the best in the world so that it can compete more aggressively in a global economy, it is falling woefully behind one of the reddest states in offering students the opportunity to become multilingual, a critical job skill for the 21st century.
Only about three dozen Massachusetts schools offer dual- language programs, in such urban districts as Boston, Cambridge, and Worcester.
Meanwhile, a growing body of research is showing that bilingual students can more quickly recall information and solve problems, potentially reshaping the course of their cognitive development.”
Read more @ https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/03/global-economy-mass-lags-teaching-foreign-languages/HO2IL1ddRvYMZ7BYuiSElL/story.html
Languages do matter!