Rich with embassies, museums, think tanks, and other resources, DC’s schools are in a prime spot to leverage school-community partnerships.
We live in the capital of the United States of America, surrounded by international organizations, federal agencies and local companies which need to hire people who speak other languages. We have a sizable international population which would not only make dual language programs stronger but which might also provide many of the mother-tongue teachers needed. We also happen to have some of the best dual language programs in the nation who are willing to share their know-how and replicate their models.
Should DC have something akin to industrial policy in education?