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

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
Violeta Dishkova
Nicola McCormack
Emily Skyrm
Yesenia Romero
Dian Smith
China Hoffman
Catherine Brandli
Lara Wechsler
Liora Cobin
Imaan Selim
Jennifer Browne
Alex Barocas
Melissa Morgenlander
1,742 signatures

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  • 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
  • Violeta Dishkova
    signed 2018-11-02 10:43:41 -0400
  • Nicola McCormack
    signed 2018-11-02 10:31:16 -0400
  • Emily Skyrm
    @emilywrites2 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-02 10:00:20 -0400
  • Emily Skyrm
    signed 2018-11-02 09:59:45 -0400
  • Yesenia Romero
    signed 2018-11-02 09:46:36 -0400
  • Dian Smith
    signed 2018-11-02 09:35:43 -0400
  • China Hoffman
    signed 2018-11-02 07:27:11 -0400
  • Catherine Brandli
    signed 2018-11-01 23:04:46 -0400
  • Lara Wechsler
    @shveckle tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-01 23:00:49 -0400
  • Lara Wechsler
    signed 2018-11-01 23:00:28 -0400
  • Liora Cobin
    signed 2018-11-01 22:39:20 -0400
    Liora Cobin
  • Imaan Selim
    signed 2018-11-01 19:58:29 -0400
  • Jennifer Browne
    signed 2018-11-01 15:07:20 -0400
  • Alex Barocas
    signed 2018-11-01 14:47:55 -0400
  • Melissa Morgenlander
    @covertcoviewer tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-01 14:20:45 -0400
    Sign the petition: Get Children Assessed for Dyslexia in NY! https://www.robertcarroll.nyc/dyslexia?recruiter_id=6244
  • Melissa Morgenlander
    signed 2018-11-01 14:19:46 -0400
    Thank you – this is desperately needed! Please continue to fight for children with learning differences!