We have our children drawing the hair of the violin bow across its strings, mastering foot drills at soccer, and chopping for black belts at Karate... all these are good, very good. But have we forgotten to make one of the best investments in their future?
By now, we've all heard that China is the fastest growing economy in the world, experiencing an economic expansion 3x as fast as the United States', 4x as fast as Europe's, and 9x as fast as Japan's. Some of us might even know that Mandarin is spoken by 1/4 of the world's population, classified as a vital skill in demand by MNC's and designated by U.S. State Government as a critical language.
Yet, our system remains a bit out of sync with global realities. Let's not hurl exasperated stones, but channel our energy positively towards rendering our children the opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning, their own future.
~ Ms. Lily
Founder of Hawaii Chinese Immersion School
Hawaii Chinese Immersion School