From http://www.kulr8.com, December 30, 2010:
A proposal to end state-mandated early foreign language instruction has stalled.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the Legislature’s Joint Education Interim Committee failed to sponsor the measure in a 7-7 tie vote recently.
A state law passed in 1999 requires schools to teach foreign language in kindergarten through second grade.
Some schools have embraced the effort but others say finding qualified teachers is a challenge and question whether it’s a good use of resources.
Republican state Rep. Matt Teeters of Lingle had requested the law be repealed until a thorough, complete foreign language program can be built.
A bill to extend the program through sixth grade and provide funding failed in 2004.