Here's a link to a story in the NY Times about school districts switching to software or other technology for teaching foreign languages in the elementary grades.
The article headline/intro:
Foreign Languages Fall as Schools Look for Cuts
By WINNIE HU
Published: September 13, 2009
Suburban districts struggling to balance their budgets are reducing the language instruction they had expanded into the elementary grades.
So....we are not alone.
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