February 9, 2011 12:19 PM

Commentary: Regarding Arabic studies, we're not speaking the same language

On Sunday night, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined former President George W. Bush at the Super Bowl. One night later, only a few miles away, some south Arlington and Mansfield parents delivered a sharp drop-kick to one of Bush's and Rice's dreams. After 9-11, a federal commission concluded that America's security is at risk in part because so few of us read or understand Arabic. Rice even said that unless more children learn Arabic, we can't spread our message of freedom.

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