Cuts to foreign language classes are expected in Chicago schools

05/17/2010 | Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Chicago school officials say they plan to cut foreign language classes at 25 magnet elementary schools that offer world language programs, as well as at two high schools, to help fill a budget gap unless the district receives additional state funding. The move is expected to net $3.5 million in savings, but critics say it will make children less competitive in a global economy.

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