Advocates Want Colorado to Translate All Non-English Public Comment

Chalkbeat Colorado | Yesenia Robles

“All voices, no matter the language spoken, are important during the process of deciding the fate of a family’s school; in particular when there is possibility of a school closure.”

Robles discusses the ongoing issue of public comments made by the Colorado Department of Education only being submitted in English and not translated to other languages commonly used within the community. She highlights Cynthia Trinidad-Sheahan, executive director for the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, and explains the importance of hearing all voices and having the ability to receive critical school information in languages other than English.

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