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

Nomi Weinberger
Joel Parodneck
Cloud Cloud
Anne Stutzman
Paul Cantwell
Samantha Aloi
Dorothy Sonnenburg
Terry Miller
Megan Edelstein
Elizabeth Mutschler
Maria Harris
Eleanore Colao-Arnemann
Jacqueline Walsh
Charlene Marciano
Victoria Caro
Katy Ritz
Janne Wilson
Ed Rich
Dee Dee (Dorothy) Ricks
Joanne Clark
Hannah Meisenberg
Michaela Meier
Melissa Ceria
Andrea Acevedo
Jessica Arnemann
Adam Leader
Edmond Jalbert
Alex Gendzier
Tom O’Connor
1,733 signatures

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  • Nomi Weinberger
    signed 2018-10-04 14:16:52 -0400
  • Joel Parodneck
    signed 2018-10-04 14:11:05 -0400
    We need to add screening for all children !
  • Cloud Cloud
    signed via 2018-10-04 14:08:29 -0400
  • Anne Stutzman
    signed 2018-10-04 14:08:00 -0400
  • Paul Cantwell
    signed 2018-10-04 14:06:33 -0400
  • Samantha Aloi
    signed 2018-10-04 14:04:52 -0400
  • Dorothy Sonnenburg
    signed 2018-10-04 14:04:10 -0400
    This is critically important to our children’s futures. Thank you.
  • Terry Miller
    signed 2018-10-04 13:56:40 -0400
    Windward gave my son what he needed to succeed.
  • Megan Edelstein
    signed 2018-10-04 13:56:09 -0400
    Please let me know if I can help in any way! I would love to donate my time to this!! I think it’s a brilliant idea and totally necessary! Thank you!
  • Elizabeth Mutschler
    signed 2018-10-04 13:54:00 -0400
    Elizabeth Mutschler
  • Maria Harris
    signed 2018-10-04 13:39:02 -0400
    Yes, every child should be screened for learning difficulties before entering kindergarten.
  • Eleanore Colao-Arnemann
    signed 2018-10-04 13:36:59 -0400
  • Jacqueline Walsh
    signed 2018-10-04 13:33:21 -0400
  • Charlene Marciano
    signed 2018-10-04 13:29:52 -0400
  • Victoria Caro
    signed 2018-10-04 13:27:51 -0400
  • Katy Ritz
    signed 2018-10-04 13:27:24 -0400
    Katy Ritz
  • Janne Wilson
    signed 2018-10-04 13:27:06 -0400
    Please fix this! We paid for private testing because the school failed to identify our son’s reading problems and then paid Windward to teach him how to read. Not everbody can afford intervention like this and it just isn’t fair.
  • Ed Rich
    signed 2018-10-04 13:24:59 -0400
  • Dee Dee (Dorothy) Ricks
    signed 2018-10-04 13:24:49 -0400
    My sons both struggle with processing disorders. They have attended some of the best private schools in Manhattan throughout their educational career. Despite many attempts to explain to these schools that my sons could not read, nothing was done by them to help. Fortunately, I have the means to be an advocate and voice for my children and we found The Windward School. Many others afflicted with learning disorders do not. We see this every day in my foundation. I can not urge you enough to screen at the kindergarten years. More often than not, when LDs go undetected, self esteem is destroyed leading to many issues currently plaguing our country.
  • Joanne Clark
    signed 2018-10-04 13:24:45 -0400
  • Hannah Meisenberg
    signed 2018-10-04 13:20:58 -0400
  • Michaela Meier
    signed 2018-10-04 13:18:33 -0400
  • Melissa Ceria
    signed 2018-10-04 13:18:05 -0400
  • Andrea Acevedo
    signed 2018-10-04 13:14:40 -0400
    My son was retained at the second grade. I removed him from public school. We are grateful he recieved the opportunity to attend The Windward School. Now he is a honor roll student athlete at a public New York City High School.
  • Jessica Arnemann
    signed 2018-10-04 13:14:40 -0400
    We need this change for our kids !!
  • Ex-Greenwich RTM member
    @GreenwichRTM tweeted link to this page. 2018-10-04 13:14:10 -0400
  • Adam Leader
    signed 2018-10-04 13:13:52 -0400
  • Edmond Jalbert
    signed 2018-10-04 13:11:21 -0400
  • Alex Gendzier
    signed 2018-10-04 13:11:04 -0400
  • Tom O’Connor
    signed 2018-10-04 13:07:56 -0400
    Mandatory screening for the good of the children