Monday, January 3, 2011

Senator Wants Emphasis on Language

Senator Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx, has written a letter to Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, the Chancellor for the NYS Board of Regents, in which he advocates against budget cutting measures that eliminated all languages taught in schools besides Spanish and French.
"It is my fervent belief that the New York State Board of Regents should be setting a standard of excellence in education by continuing to support the study of many languages, including Italian, Latin, Hebrew and German," said Diaz.
"In this global market, we must realize the importance of language skills as well as the study of different cultures. It is essential that we provide more options to New York students – not less."

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