I get a lot of flack for expecting my children to learn Latin. Motivating my son is an on-going mountain to climb too, so when a colleague commented that Mark Zuckerberg learned Latin I went hunting for the amo! Not only did I find suitable ammunition for my son, but also for my extended family that harangue me about our educational methods. This is an excellent article about the demise of excellence in education.
The Spectator: Want to create the next Mark Zuckerberg? Teach Latin!