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

Annemarie Dawson
Allyson Friedman
Luz Campos
Patrick Darcy
Jennifer Gonzale
Jessica Darcy
Tanya Smith
Lauren Thompson
Deborah Lyons-Birsner
Allison McDermott
Freya Sakamoto
Stormy Vallejo
tonya lubas
Andrea
Mary Montemorano
Ellen Dykeman
Peggy Gisonny
Jacqueline Iorio
Regina Smith
Viviana Castillo
Alycia Forbes
Diana Coppola
Heather Cea
James McConville
Jean Greaves
Kristen Zebrowski
Caroline Roach
Nicole Perez
Claudia Politano
Rob Scheinman
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  • Annemarie Dawson
    signed via 2019-10-24 00:25:50 -0400
  • Allyson Friedman
    signed 2019-10-23 23:48:05 -0400
  • Luz Campos
    signed 2019-10-23 23:47:16 -0400
  • Patrick Darcy
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:42:34 -0400
  • Jennifer Gonzale
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:39:50 -0400
  • Jessica Darcy
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:27:51 -0400
  • Tanya Smith
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:20:44 -0400
  • Lauren Thompson
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:15:36 -0400
    Current reading practices incorporating the “three cueing systems” model are teaching all students strategies that are not evidence based. This is particularly tragic for the bottom 20% of students who struggle with reading due to neurological differences. All students would attain grade level reading skills if they were taught using evidence-based structured literacy instruction. Let’s start by identifying those students who will not learn to read without systematic, structured literacy instruction, and train teachers to teach them effectively. Then extend those teaching methods to all students. This would be an effective way to increase graduation dates and reduce prison populations.
  • Deborah Lyons-Birsner
    signed via 2019-10-23 23:02:38 -0400
  • Allison McDermott
    signed via 2019-10-23 22:56:54 -0400
  • Freya Sakamoto
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  • Stormy Vallejo
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  • tonya lubas
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  • Andrea
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  • Mary Montemorano
    signed 2019-10-23 20:45:43 -0400
  • Ellen Dykeman
    signed 2019-10-23 20:29:15 -0400
  • Peggy Gisonny
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  • Jacqueline Iorio
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  • Regina Smith
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  • Viviana Castillo
    signed via 2019-10-23 12:15:36 -0400
  • Alycia Forbes
    signed via 2019-10-23 12:10:02 -0400
    Alycia Forbes
  • Diana Coppola
    signed 2019-10-23 11:53:22 -0400
  • Heather Cea
    signed 2019-10-23 11:36:44 -0400
  • James McConville
    signed 2019-10-23 10:26:11 -0400
  • Jean Greaves
    signed 2019-10-23 09:06:56 -0400
  • Kristen Zebrowski
    signed via 2019-10-23 07:27:40 -0400
  • Caroline Roach
    signed via 2019-10-23 06:59:13 -0400
  • Nicole Perez
    signed 2019-10-23 06:41:23 -0400
  • Claudia Politano
    signed via 2019-10-23 06:19:33 -0400
  • Rob Scheinman
    signed 2019-10-23 05:55:06 -0400