Arlo wrote:Since you mentioned respecting the wishes of those who originally created the government, Jefferson made Latin and Greek a part of the curriculum in the grammar schools he set up, and was pretty vehement on this subject. (Not that Jefferson was always right about everything, of course )
Great, I was unaware of that . Thanks a lot for that info. Lol.
Ah well, I know I'm in the minority, but I just feel like the time could be much better served teaching something more productive. I do agree that learning another language does help to teach children different ways of thinking, using logic, expanding their minds, etc., but I also believe the same thing can be accomplished while teaching the kids something that the majority will actually use in real life.
Still been an interesting discussion though.