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

Sheilagh Daly
Erin Hugger
David Warren
Dori Fern
Kristine Baxter Rein
Barbara Hegarty
Jenn Choi
Marilyn Sanchez
Rochelle Rubin
Peter Halleck
Milana Peacock
Giacomo Cresti
Julia Moss
Arlyne Katz
Kimberly Campbell
Amanda Cirignano
Patricia Dorff
Sarah Szen
Daniel Geller
Damien Glass
Henry Vas Nunes
Kimberly Stevens
Marcus Soutra
Brenden Wildes
Lori Srark
Hilary van Santen
Kim Johnson
Daniel Molloy
Lynn Carpenter
Martha Weintraub
2,070 signatures

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  • Sheilagh Daly
    signed 2018-10-03 17:42:22 -0400
    Very impressed with Mr. Carroll and his dedication and concern for ALL of ny’s students.
  • Erin Hugger
    signed 2018-10-03 16:43:46 -0400
  • David Warren
    signed 2018-10-03 16:09:22 -0400
  • Dori Fern
    signed 2018-10-03 15:27:45 -0400
  • Kristine Baxter Rein
    signed 2018-10-03 15:01:35 -0400
    I am behind you 100%

    Former Head of The Churchill School and Center

    Founding Expert for Understood.org
  • Barbara Hegarty
    signed 2018-10-03 14:33:47 -0400
  • Jenn Choi
    signed 2018-10-03 14:16:28 -0400
    Parents of gifted children who have disabilities such as dyslexia would like to work with you. Please check out: https://www.jennchoi.solutions/2e-nyc-survey/
  • Marilyn Sanchez
    signed 2018-10-03 14:12:00 -0400
  • Rochelle Rubin
    signed 2018-10-03 14:10:49 -0400
  • Peter Halleck
    signed 2018-10-03 13:54:16 -0400
    Peter Halleck
  • Milana Peacock
    signed 2018-10-03 13:21:19 -0400
  • Giacomo Cresti
    signed 2018-10-03 13:17:57 -0400
  • Julia Moss
    signed 2018-10-03 13:04:13 -0400
  • Arlyne Katz
    signed 2018-10-03 12:54:56 -0400
  • Kimberly Campbell
    signed 2018-10-03 12:39:24 -0400
  • Amanda Cirignano
    signed 2018-10-03 12:27:29 -0400
  • Patricia Dorff
    signed 2018-10-03 12:24:43 -0400
    Patricia Dorff
  • Sarah Szen
    signed 2018-10-03 11:51:52 -0400
  • Daniel Geller
    signed 2018-10-03 11:51:21 -0400
  • Damien Glass
    signed 2018-10-03 11:38:46 -0400
  • Henry Vas Nunes
    signed 2018-10-03 11:10:38 -0400
  • Kimberly Stevens
    signed 2018-10-03 11:01:37 -0400
    I will definitely sign this to advocate for dyslexia awareness; however, what if we teach reading in a whole different way? We know a Structured Literacy program will work for everyone (regular readers, struggling readers, and dyslexics) so why don’t we just change the curriculum? We’ve changed the curriculum in math to common core, why not do something for reading as well, since we know it works.
  • Marcus Soutra
    signed 2018-10-03 10:39:47 -0400
    Marcus Soutra
  • Brenden Wildes
    signed 2018-10-03 10:34:41 -0400
  • Lori Srark
    signed 2018-10-03 10:31:34 -0400
  • Hilary van Santen
    signed 2018-10-03 10:29:59 -0400
  • Kim Johnson
    signed 2018-10-03 10:20:34 -0400
  • Daniel Molloy
    signed 2018-10-03 10:08:34 -0400
  • Lynn Carpenter
    signed 2018-10-03 09:55:58 -0400
  • Martha Weintraub
    signed 2018-10-03 09:55:35 -0400