Laura Patterson12 months ago
I just looked at the GLP website. Really inspiring to discover the organization. One of my greatest disappointments in the US was my lack of education regarding language, so I paid for it myself, working twice as hard as I should have had to (if I'd started as a young student). I went to policy school with the idea of working in foreign language education policy. But I think you've got the better idea! Create the demand and demonstrate the benefits, and policy will change. And if it doesn't, you've put something into effect already!
While the program in France is run by the Ministry of Education, its not as effective as it could be due to a lack of training and oversight. It makes me reconsider my desire for a different curriculum in the States, seeing as NGOs perhaps would perform better. What are your thoughts on this?