Linda Ronstadt through the years

Linda Ronstadt, shown in this 1991 file photo, is singing the praises of teaching young children foreign languages. Ronstadt, whose album "Canciones de Mi Padre" ("Songs of My Father") won a Grammy in 1987, told state education officials in Phoenix Monday, Sept. 30, 1996, that if children aren't exposed to foreign languages early, they may not learn them at all.

August 23, 2013 6:55 pm  •