Friday, August 26, 2005

Promoting Real Parent Involvement

The School of Blog has learned that City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Councilmember (and head of the Education Committee) Eva Moskowitz have decided to support the Education Equity Act (previous posts here, and here), a bill that would provide comprehensive translation services to parents in NYC public schools. The support of Miller and Moskowitz (along with 33 other council members) means the Education Equity Act has a real shot of passing this year. Providing translation services could go a long way towards getting all parents involved in public schools, where over 25 percent of parents cannot participate because of language barriers.

Check back for more details next week.

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