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Re: American Jingoism

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2002, 11:55
From: "Danny Wier" <dawier@...>

| I went to a parochial (Episcopal) elementary school, and they taught Spanish,
| though in a half-assed way. In Texas (it was this way in the late 1980s, don't
| know about now), the requirements for an advanced track or honors diploma is
| years of a modern language*. I took French, since most people took Spanish.
| for the regular diploma, there is (or was) no foreign language requirement.

I remember now that the languages offered by large high schools were usually
Spanish, French and German -- but mine (which was just moved down from Class 5-A
to Class 4-A in football/basketball) didn't offer German.

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