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Which language(s) do you think should REALLY be taught in schools and why?

Which language(s) do you think children really SHOULD be taught in school? (Check all that apply)

5% (2) Aborigine
0% (0) Albanian
12% (5) Arabic
0% (0) Bantu
0% (0) Bulgarian
0% (0) Cambodian
23% (9) Chinese
2% (1) Czech
5% (2) Danish
74% (29) English
10% (4) Esperanto
5% (2) Farsi
5% (2) Finnish
46% (18) French
43% (17) German
15% (6) Greek
10% (4) Hebrew (spoken by Israelis)
5% (2) Hindi
5% (2) Indonesian
0% (0) Inuit
28% (11) Italian
28% (11) Japanese
10% (4) Lakota
2% (1) Laotian
35% (14) Latin
5% (2) Malay
0% (0) Maori
2% (1) Mongolian
0% (0) Nepalese
5% (2) Norwegian
10% (4) Polish
7% (3) Portugese
7% (3) Romanian
35% (14) Russian
2% (1) Serbo-Croatian
48% (19) Spanish
2% (1) Swahili
15% (6) Swedish
5% (2) Tagalog
2% (1) Thai
2% (1) Tibetan
2% (1) Turkish
5% (2) Vietnamese
5% (2) Yiddish (spoken by European Jews)

39 voters have answered this question.

You'll notice that Lakota and Latin have been included in the list. Have you ever spoken, or heard of, either of these languages?

89% (34) Yes
10% (4) No

38 voters have answered this question.

Latin is still taught in medical and law schools. Do you feel it should be taught in public schools as well?

57% (22) Yes
28% (11) No
13% (5) Undecided

38 voters have answered this question.

Lakota is the Native American language spoken throughout North America before the expansion of the settlers. Since then, it was considered illegal to speak, or teach, the language off Native American reservations. Do you think this is fair? Do you think it is right?

22% (8) Yes
77% (28) No (for diplomatic reasons, it SHOULD be taught)

36 voters have answered this question.

Do you think children should be FORCED to learn other languages?

61% (24) Yes (it would broaden their horizons)
38% (15) No (it should be THEIR choice alone)

39 voters have answered this question.

What is your gender?

84% (32) Male
15% (6) Female

38 voters have answered this question.

Are you married?

10% (4) Yes
89% (35) No

39 voters have answered this question.

Are you a parent?

20% (8) Yes
79% (31) No (but I plan to be)

39 voters have answered this question.

Thank you for voting. Will you post your opinion of this poll?

30% (12) Yes, gladly
69% (27) No, thank you

39 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2005-10-06 21:29:51 by Sasha_K
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