In response to Sun Times article: “More CPS students can learn Arabic”
It was great to read how Brittany Whitfield’s perspective on Arabs changed for the betteras a result of studying the Arabic language. (More CPS students can learn Arabic, May 2, 2008). The fact that the Chicago Public Schools will be expanding high school foreign language programs allows students to break through barriers of misunderstanding and thus be better equipped to build a peaceful global community. I want to thank Fran Spielman and the SunTimes for bringing this news to light and pointing out that such programs will, “broaden horizons.” It’s what we need more of.