Many schools lack money for everything they were once able to do. This doesn't have to be a negative thing, though. Our school has made budget cuts in the language department. Now, all sixth- graders take a different language each quarter throughout their first year of middle school. This allows them to test out each language and see which they prefer to take for the rest of their years in school. Whether it is Chinese, French, Spanish or Italian, they get to see what each is like and which they are most interested in.