Translation Bill Vetoed
January 24th, 2006

Advocates for immigrants criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his having vetoed last Friday a bill passed by the City Council that would require report cards and other school papers to be translated into up to eight different languages.

“Shame on you, Mr. Bloomberg!” Queens City Councilman Hiram Monserrate said yesterday at a City Hall news conference attended by dozens of supporters.

In his veto message, Bloomberg contended the City Council was trying “to regulate a strictly educational subject” that can only be done by the state.

The New York Immigration Coalition called the mayor’s veto “a grave mistake that signals to immigrant parents that their involvement in their schools is not a priority for the mayor.”

Andrew Friedman of the community group in Bushwick, Make the Road By Walking, writes in DMIBlog: “After spending more than twenty million dollars to advertise to New Yorkers who don’t speak English during his Mayoral campaign, Bloomberg denies these same New Yorkers’ children an equal chance of succeeding in school by vetoing the Educational Equity Act at the end of last week. Disgraceful.”

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