Foreign languages should not be required subject in k-12 education. Most people will not leave the US and if they do it will be for vacation,so they have no use for it.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I have no problem with a semester or two of foreign language being taken, and a variety being offered, but I do have a problem with Spanish being required in the employment field.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
No, kids aren't doing all that well with English. Potentially, I could see teaching some basic Spanish given how much it is becoming an American language in some regions.
Speaking of complicated languages, Russian is a language I would really like to learn. Beautiful women, fascinating culture, fascinating history, intelligent people, great literature/art, and a country that is all but guaranteed to rise in the future.