There's already lots of coverage of the idea that our education systems are outdated and not preparing children adequately for their adult lives. One of the most well known speakers on the topic is Sir Ken Robinson. For anyone unfamiliar with topic, the film below, from 2010, provides a fun introduction.
For over 70 years the research has shown that mother tongue education, especially in the all important early years, acts as a tool to involve family and engage the child, so that they can learn to learn. The evidence from around the world is resounding , educational, life and societal outcomes are improved as a result.