In 2008 at a town hall meeting in Ohio, President Obama admitted that he was embarrassed that he doesn’t speak a foreign language. He also said that “Americans should learn a foreign language” and that we (as Americans) should “want children with more knowledge”. However, due to the economic climate and budgetary cutbacks, elementary schools (both public and private) are eliminating foreign language classes at a time when we need them most. However, the Long Beach Unified School District, is once place where people who fought for language classes actually made a difference. It’s encouraging to read their compelling arguments!