Why Teach Chinese?

Chinese foreign language classes are all the rage in some districts (cough, cough).  But, according to this totally trustworthy YouTube video my cousin sent me, the Chinese are learning English faster  and in greater numbers than we could ever match up.

I'm all for rigorous courses, and loved taking Chinese in college, but should setting up Chinese language programs really be a priority?

Cross-posted from This Week In Education


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