This petition urges the School Board of Gurnee District 56 to reinstate Spanish education in the middle school curriculum.
Why is language education an important option for the middle school students of Gurnee District 56 Here are a few points to consider:
1. Foreign language instruction is included is the Educate America Act:
This petition was written by Jo Beckwith, a member of the Gurnee Grade School Parent Advisory Committee. The Beckwith\'s have one student in District 56. Their high school sophomore benefitted from Spanish education in the district before it was cut.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfmpageid=1
College Board Reports: College Bound Seniors http://www.collegeboard.com/about/news_info/cbsenior/yr2003/html/2003reports.html
Executive Summary of Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities
Goals 2000: Educate America Act (Goal 3)
Illinois Learning Standards for Foreign Languages
Why, How and When Should My Child Learn a Foreign Language (article by Kathleen Marcos)