When I was a small child, I overheard my paternal grandfather telling my mother that while I had hebrew, french, and latin education... that I didn’t have any grounding in greek would mean I was uneducated and remain ignorant.
Grandpa was right. Students who have taken even a single year of Latin and/or Greek score much higher on SATs and most other measures than do students who have not studied Latin and Greek. Educators stopped requiring Latin and Greek because they require a fair amount of rote memory in the first year of study and rote memory might bore poor Johnny, whose teachers have been taught by the “progressive” teacher training schools that Johnny’s studies should not tax his little brain and should be fun, fun, fun all the time. These “untaxed” students are getting taxed mightily now as a result of their inability to understand how bad Obama is for them and the country.
No, they stopped requiring Latin and Greek, because it would required TEACHERS who themselves understood Latin and Greek. It's hard enough to find teachers who understand proper English grammar, or high-school algebra. Teachers these days come from the lowest SAT stratum.
Do you really think that greek made that much difference?