Officials in Virginia's Fairfax County say cuts to foreign language and arts programs are necessary to preserve smaller class sizes, but many parents are working to preserve programs. Members of the group Foreign Language Advocacy for Grade Schools have amassed 2,000 signatures to save 13 language immersion schools as well as another program that offers language instruction twice a week at 32 schools. "If you lose these programs that make our schools a different quality school system, then you've taken away a lot of what attracts people to this area," a co-leader of the group said.

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