Jim Wooten has the facts on the foreign language program the Governor is killing. It doesn’t sound all that bad now. And Jim makes a good point. If you can’t kill programs like this, you’re never going to kill anything and we’re just going to grow the government until it explodes in debt.
Gov. Sonny Perdue proposes to “kill” a 12-year-old program, intended as a pilot, to experiment with foreign language offerings in some elementary schools. Perdue would redirect to all of the state’s elementary schools the $1.6 million that now goes to a few. To establish the language program in all 1,284 elementary schools statewide would cost taxpayers about $85 million.
If the parents feel that strongly about the program, perhaps they can raise the money via donations, grants, or something else.