Whenever I read a story like this, I'm reminded about how few American students obtain fluency in a language other than English.
In the not to distant past, it was accepted that an American could know only English and yet be considered "educated." But times have changed.
For better or for worse, our workforce must now compete in the worldwide economy.
Isn't it time that the learning of a second language was adopted into our standard teaching curriculum from the earliest grades through high school and beyond?