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January 2012

Shh… Don’t Mention Education

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As we’re entering a Presidential election year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the prospective candidates’ positions on language education. Despite several requests, none of the candidates were prepared to spell out their position on the political hot potato of bilingual education, or even the less contentious subject of funding world language education. It’s hardly surprising, seeing as education has been largely ignored by most of the frontrunners.

However, much can be gleaned from past positions and current manifestos: More.



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