Middle East studies in the News
Mandatory Arabic Classes Coming to Mansfield ISD
Parents in one Texas school district are fired up...because students could soon be required to take Arabic classes.
Dozens of concerned parents showed up at Cross Timbers Intermediate School to speak with Mansfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Bob Morrison. The district was awarded a Federal Grant last summer to teach the Arabic language.
The district stressed the curriculum would not be about religion, but about the language and culture, similar to the Spanish curriculum already in place. But upset parents say they should have been informed months ago about the Grant.
The Grant, known as the Foreign Language Assistance Program Grant has identified Arabic as a 'language of the future.'
Five school districts in the country received the Foreign Language Assistance program Grant.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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