As a mother, teacher, and simply an American living and traveling in Europe, I believe we are doing our children a great injustice by not teaching them fluency in a foreign language. I've said for awhile now that my only regret in life is not learning a second language fluently. Living in Italy, I wouldn't even care if it was Italian that I spoke or not. We recently traveled and met people that spoke three, four, five, or MORE languages FLUENTLY! Just what is so wrong with Americans knowing more than one language? There is so much more out there in the world to discover, but we always think English is the only language to speak.