English 2553/12/2009Word Count: 781Survival of the LinguisticThe world as we know it today is changing. With the exponential influx of new technology the world has become tiny compared to what it once was. All our previously held notions on the way the world is and how it works are being uprooted and subjected to the scrutiny of the world. It is of the up most importance for the children in America to be given every advantage that we, an older generation, can provide for them.
The children of today are growing up in the post-modern era meaning that due to technological advances that the world is smaller today than it once was. International business is a fast growing college degree because it is so prevalent in the world we live in now. Heike expresses his deep passion for American students to have success in the changing world.
Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience.
The United States must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which ALL students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other commonly spoken modern language that is influential in the business world or in politics. (Heike)A large part of any business is the ability to communicate with its customers. America's children are our future and in order for America to stay on top we must be able to communicate with other people that speak another language.
America before the globalization of the world's economy and long before the influx of people transgressing the southern border, one could be satisfied and assured that with the knowledge of the English language there would be possibility of achieving the American dream. As America...