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Hebrew Charter School not practical

Posted: January 27, 2010 6:23 p.m.
Updated: January 28, 2010 4:55 a.m.
When I first read about the proposal for a Hebrew Charter School (“Proposed charter’s faith is questioned,” Jan. 21), I didn’t realize that it might be taken seriously.

While I support the idea of a school that offers a strong, classical education that includes several foreign languages, the requirement for four years of Hebrew strikes me as ridiculous.

If I were to make a list of languages that are likely to be of importance in the future, Hebrew would be pretty low on the list.  

I believe that the only ones to rank it high on a priority list would be those who expect to combine the language study with a religious and cultural emphasis. That’s a fine combination for a religious school, but let’s not expect the taxpayers to foot the bill.

An emphasis on Spanish or Chinese would better prepare our youth for the world in the foreseeable future.


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