Pass Dyslexia Legislation NOW!

Pass Dyslexia Legislation NOW!

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Hector Martinez started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom and

Every school should be screening for dyslexia. It's a huge problem here in California and nationally, we know that identifying kids early means helping them before they fail. Even when diagnosed, kids often don’t receive the services they need because there is no statewide framework for dealing with dyslexia. No child should be sitting in a classroom struggling to keep pace and feeling frustrated or depressed because they have dyslexia that hasn't been properly identified and addressed. 

My son Hector has failed 3 core classes in 9th grade and his now previous school had absolutely no plan of action on how they planned to help him. I want to ask our elected officials to take action as soon as possible. Dyslexia impacts 1 in 5 students. Many of which end up in our Juvenile system. Having Dyslexia doesn't mean that they are not intelligent! But today in 2020 in our school system they are punished for not meeting eligibility requirements for extracurricular activities. Dyslexics are creative and often excel in sports, yet C.I.F. disqualifies them from participating in sports for not meeting the 2.0 GPA requirement. At the same time, schools are failing to give them proper remediation.

We need to pass legislation to help Dyslexic students. Being able to read and write is a Civil Right. Many great contributors to our society are Dyslexic. The cost is too big not to help. The state of Massachusetts has recently passed a law mandating Dyslexia screening for every elementary and middle school student statewide. They will also implement evidence-based remediation methods to help Dyslexic students.

WHY CAN'T WE DO THE SAME???

Please sign this petition to follow in the footsteps of Massachusetts. 

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