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How Schools Can Prepare Our Children to Be World Citizens

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Catrina Taylor, Candidate for Supervisor of Calumet Township, Illinois, spent three years in Chilna as a Foreign language teacher, which led her to spend her summers teaching Chinese to students in America. She offers insight on the current school plight, where American students are being shortchanged with a poor education that leaves them far behind their peers in countries around the world. In many public schools, American born children can barely speak gramatically correct English, much less several foreign languages as can their Asian counterparts. U.S. Schools in low income communities are underfunded and have few working modern computer systems. How can America keep up with the world unless our children are multi-lingual and trained in the latest technology? With technological and manufacturing jobs leaving America and going to India and China, how will students graduating from U.S. schools earn a living in a global economy? Ms.Taylor offers her unique perspective on how government leaders must find better ways to finance the future for our children.

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