Save money on TIFs - 说中国话
Happening in eastern PA: Pen Argyl Area School District offering Mandarin Chinese.
Has to be a lot cheaper than some of the things we spend money on, or other tax loopholes.
Irony there is the school district out there did it with our help according to the article. How many local schools have anything resembling a teacher capable of teaching Mandarin?
Update: I didn't mean to imply there were no such teachers here, and the Pitt program clearly has teachers placed locally. Imagine though if someone pushed making Mandarin available as an option in every school district. I bet the supply of instructors is out there and in the end it just has to be cheaper than a lot of other things we try with little hope of making an impact.
Update 2: a complete coincidence, but at the moment this went online, the Jewish Chronicle put up an article on the diasporan of the moment who has made it big in China: Former Pittsburgher became ‘Big in China’