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

eric silverman
Shellee Colen
Eileen Walls
Rosita Delgado
Warren Miner
Maureen Rice
James Lopez
Diana Delgado
Eleanor Ashford
Janis Santiago
Lauren Thompson
Cheryl Pasternack
Nancy Costa
Rana Beydoun
Janet Barad
Jaclyn Wolff
Florence Lee
Michael Foster
Dori Dietz Blitz
Barbara O'Connor
Rosemarie Lussier
Philip Mante
Paul Mante
Katie Rodriguez
Catherine Wallach
Matt Stern
Esta Bigler
Joanne Gelling
Tamara Rowe
Ruth Lee
1,646 signatures

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  • eric silverman
    signed via 2018-11-05 10:03:48 -0500
  • Shellee Colen
    signed 2018-11-05 01:48:24 -0500
  • Eileen Walls
    signed 2018-11-04 12:35:21 -0500
    Eileen Walls
  • Rosita Delgado
    signed 2018-11-04 09:54:27 -0500
  • Warren Miner
    signed 2018-11-04 09:37:30 -0500
  • Maureen Rice
    signed 2018-11-04 09:30:18 -0500
  • James Lopez
    signed 2018-11-04 08:09:27 -0500
  • Diana Delgado
    signed 2018-11-04 08:06:06 -0500
  • Eleanor Ashford
    signed via 2018-11-03 14:23:30 -0400
  • Janis Santiago
    signed 2018-11-03 11:54:06 -0400
  • Lauren Thompson
    signed 2018-11-03 10:38:15 -0400
  • Cheryl Pasternack
    signed 2018-11-03 09:58:55 -0400
  • Nancy Costa
    signed 2018-11-03 06:09:25 -0400
  • Rana Beydoun
    signed 2018-11-03 00:43:56 -0400
  • Janet Barad
    signed 2018-11-02 22:49:37 -0400
    Janet Barad
  • Jaclyn Wolff
    signed 2018-11-02 22:00:53 -0400
  • Florence Lee
    signed 2018-11-02 21:00:52 -0400
  • Michael Foster
    signed 2018-11-02 20:38:38 -0400
    Michael Foster
  • Dori Dietz Blitz
    signed 2018-11-02 20:28:35 -0400
    I agree with this 100%. Thanks for thinking about education.
  • Barbara O'Connor
    signed 2018-11-02 20:01:20 -0400
  • Rosemarie Lussier
    signed 2018-11-02 19:48:05 -0400
  • Philip Mante
    signed via 2018-11-02 19:26:04 -0400
  • Paul Mante
    signed via 2018-11-02 19:24:59 -0400
  • Katie Rodriguez
    signed 2018-11-02 19:03:41 -0400
    Screening all students would be so beneficial in getting them the type of instruction they need as early as possible!
  • Catherine Wallach
    signed 2018-11-02 17:37:25 -0400
    My brother’s reading difficulties went undiagnosed for many years and the shame and confusion of those years has had a lasting effect on his life into adulthood. If he hadn’t been made to feel stupid or like a failure for not keeping up with his classmates, who knows what his life would be like now. Learning disabilities are real and must be diagnosed and accomodated in our schools!
  • Matt Stern
    signed 2018-11-02 16:48:03 -0400
  • Esta Bigler
    signed 2018-11-02 16:38:38 -0400
    Esta Bigler
  • Joanne Gelling
    signed 2018-11-02 16:08:53 -0400
  • Tamara Rowe
    signed 2018-11-02 12:30:58 -0400
    early detection could help many children to reach their full potential but will also require a greater investment in resources so that children who qualify for services can receive them in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Ruth Lee
    signed via 2018-11-02 11:44:46 -0400
    Ruth M Lee