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This comment is targeted to people with kids in school & in college: encourage your kids to take, do well in, and keep on taking a foreign language, all through school & college. Encourage them to travel abroad. (Cancun for Spring Break does NOT count!) Being bilingual and biliterate will definitely help them in their future job searches.
I'm a first-year teacher, and being my Spanish was the reason I was able to get a teaching job in the PDX metro area, given the current job market for teachers here. But the importance of a second language is universal: it will be an advantage to your kids no matter what field they end up choosing as a career.
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