Petition - Dyslexia

One in five students is dyslexic.  50% of 4th Graders are not reading on grade level.  Only seven states nationwide evaluate all Kindergarten and 1st Graders for Dyslexia and as a consequence so many of our students go undiagnosed.

Join Brooke Lyn and me and sign our petition to call on the Governor, Mayor, Chancellor & Legislature to make New York the eighth state to universally screen all Kindergartners for dyslexia and to work together to dedicate the resources necessary to ensure that all of our children who struggle with dyslexia and other learning differences get the quality education that they deserve. 

Who's signing

Laura Campbell-Lui
Mary Stachow
Miriam Calabro
kathryn kirk
Lucy Redmond
Lori Goldstein
Steven Elworth
Faith Gertner
Megan Johnson
Laura Nowatka
Sara Ruvinsky
Ira Mayer
Maja Castillo
Maria stehle
Christine Love
Carolee Shubert
Nathan Levy
Ellen Wolfson
Jonathan Schneider
Jenny Price
Kimberly Salmon
Liz Farrell
Jyoti Parekh
Christiania Cobean
Deborah McCavitt
Rabil Amir
charles wolfson
Michael Wolfson
Cynthia Lefkowicz
Claudia DeMegret
1,646 signatures

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  • Laura Campbell-Lui
    signed 2018-11-17 10:07:12 -0500
  • Mary Stachow
    signed 2018-11-17 09:38:26 -0500
    This is badly needed. My brother was dyslexic. He suffered much abuse by my father who called him lazy and punished him for his poor marks in school. Needless to say he dropped out of school at the age of 15. He was smart in many ways but the fact that he couldn’t read held him back. He had many problems with paying bills, signing contracts, etc. Because of his handicap, he was taken advantage of by so-called friends.
  • Miriam Calabro
    signed 2018-11-17 08:12:00 -0500
  • kathryn kirk
    signed 2018-11-17 04:12:06 -0500
    kathryn kirk
  • Lucy Redmond
    signed 2018-11-16 22:10:30 -0500
  • Lori Goldstein
    signed 2018-11-16 22:01:51 -0500
    I have dyslexia When I was young it was virtually unheard of I’m so happy that early interventionist proposed
  • Steven Elworth
    signed 2018-11-16 21:57:06 -0500
  • Faith Gertner
    signed 2018-11-16 20:12:04 -0500
    My nephew was diagnosed with Dyslexia in High School. Without a doubt, early detection would have made a difference in his life. Please create sceening for kindergardeners. This is simple, but SO important!
  • Megan Johnson
    signed 2018-11-16 18:50:30 -0500
  • Laura Nowatka
    signed 2018-11-16 09:34:52 -0500
  • Sara Ruvinsky
    signed 2018-11-15 09:18:14 -0500
  • Ira Mayer
    signed via 2018-11-12 15:48:43 -0500
  • Maja Castillo
    signed 2018-11-12 14:28:42 -0500
  • Maria stehle
    signed 2018-11-11 14:33:37 -0500
  • Christine Love
    signed via 2018-11-11 05:01:03 -0500
  • Carolee Shubert
    signed via 2018-11-10 13:53:25 -0500
  • Nathan Levy
    signed via 2018-11-10 13:06:33 -0500
  • Ellen Wolfson
    signed 2018-11-10 12:17:01 -0500
  • Jonathan Schneider
    signed 2018-11-10 10:12:32 -0500
  • Jenny Price
    signed 2018-11-10 09:14:51 -0500
  • Kimberly Salmon
    signed 2018-11-09 10:51:51 -0500
  • Liz Farrell
    signed 2018-11-08 21:23:06 -0500
  • Jyoti Parekh
    signed 2018-11-08 19:09:31 -0500
  • Christiania Cobean
    signed 2018-11-07 14:22:29 -0500
  • Deborah McCavitt
    signed 2018-11-06 14:00:29 -0500
  • Rabil Amir
    signed 2018-11-06 13:05:20 -0500
  • charles wolfson
    signed 2018-11-06 12:55:53 -0500
  • Michael Wolfson
    signed 2018-11-06 08:48:28 -0500
    Michael Wolfson
  • Cynthia Lefkowicz
    signed 2018-11-06 02:00:00 -0500
    When I was a child few educators even recognized or understood dyslexia. If I had been identified and helped when I was very young, my whole academic career would have been so much easier and certainly not the humiliating horror it was throughout grade school. That young students might now have that advantage and be given help to deal with dyslexia warms my heart to no end!
  • Claudia DeMegret
    signed 2018-11-05 18:50:48 -0500