I have a very simple question for all those opposing the Mandarin program:
Why are you not also advocating elimination of the Spanish immersion program as well?
Because it seems to me that all the reasons you put up for opposing Mandarin would equally apply to the Spanish program.
Just one thing: Please don't say "because the Spanish program already exists, we can't eliminate it now." That's just a cop-out in my book.
I look forward to your responses.