Address the issue of educational equity for learning disabled students
  • Petitioned Rick Scott

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Governor of Florida
Rick Scott

Address the issue of educational equity for learning disabled students

    1. Michel Plazas
    2. Petition by

      Michel Plazas

      Orlando, FL

Governor Rick Scott has made educational reform a central part of his political agenda. Since his election, much has been heard about charter school funding, teacher evaluations, STEM degrees, and the implementation of the PARCC exams. On September 11th, 2012, Scott visited Southwest Senior High School in Miami-Dade, where educators voiced their concern of the equity and fairness of the way students with learning disabilities are graded and tested. In response, Scott stated "We are going to look at it. I mean the whole idea with this is we are getting information and saying what should we be focusing on".

To date, Scott has not addressed grading accountability and equal educational access for learning disabled students. This petition was started due to concern in the state of Florida of how accountability and equal opportunity for learning disabled students will be guaranteed in Florida with the upcoming educational reforms that are planned. As an accompanying text to this petition, a paper has been written inspired by the concerns of learning disabled students at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The paper can be read at , and outlines the most pressing problems faced by our learning disabled students today. It is highly implored you read the paper before signing.

Since the early 1900’s, we have come a long way in civil rights for our disadvantaged students, but the struggle is not yet over. In order to ensure an equal and fair learning environment for all students, we must face the reality of the disadvantages some students face. Sign this petition to tell Governor Scott to make this issue a part of his agenda and to voice a plan on what actions he will take regarding this issue. Tell Governor Scott you demand the voice of learning disabled students be heard.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • fionn murphy SHORELINE, WA
      • almost 2 years ago

      i have ADD ADHD and dyslexia

    • Olivia Anderson ORLANDO, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I have personal experienced the issues of educational equity for students with learning disabilities.

    • Orlando Abregu LODI, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      To compensate the statement made in the preamble of the Declaration of independence, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.'

    • Ricky Howatt Vasquez WATERLOO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is important to change how the general public views the disabled so that they can avoid discrimination holding them back from their potential

    • Robert Anderson TARPON SPRINGS, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I believe in equality despite personal disabilities.


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