I just saw that California State University at Fullerton is eliminating its bachelors and masters degrees in German as well as the masters degree in French!! Its president said that for now the bachelors degree program in French as well as classes to earn a minor in Portuguese, German or French are safe. According to the article, language professors told the university that if they cut the language majors, it would disrupt the business school programs that train students to conduct business in European countries. Guess the only thing that the university cares about is saving money. Aren’t universities supposed to be institutions of higher learning?!
Also, another school district (Cape Henlopen in Delaware) is planning to cut its Chinese language program because it lacks the money to pay for it. The link to that article is: http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20100526/DCP01/5260376
Another bad day for languages! UGH!