Language Magazine » Language Education Cuts Compromise National Security

Language Magazine » Language Education Cuts Compromise National Security.

A new report by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) links U.S. education reform to national security, placing emphasis on the troubling dearth of students proficient in foreign languages and how it will affect the future of the nation in the global economy. Independent Task Force Report No. 68, written by co-chairs Joel I. Klein (an executive vice president at News Corporation and former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education) and Condoleezza Rice, argues that education cuts are causing a national security crisis. The authors claim that the current situation, exacerbated by economic factors such as budget cuts, enrollment freezes, furlough days, and inaccessibility, is leaving students poorly educated and semi-skilled.
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