Stop Mandatory Psychological Screening of our Children
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To Those Who Believe Children Are Our Future;
I have put this petition together to gain your help to stop the passing of a Bill that would require all children attending public schools in New York to go through psychological screening as part of their required health certificate. The specific wording from the Bill is:
“EACH SUCH CERTIFICATE SHALL ALSO STATE THAT A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION WAS PERFORMED AND THAT THE CHILD IS MENTALLY FIT TO PERMIT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL.”
You can find the bill here for more information; http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8186-2013
As of January 8th this bill has been referred to the Committee on Education for review. We need to let the New York Assemblywoman supporting this [Margaret Markey] know that we don’t agree with this Bill which is an invasion of the privacy of our children. We do not need our children to be given a screening potentially leading to a lifetime of labels and pills.
A few voices will not change this. Thousands of voices represented in this petition will make the difference. Even if you do not live in New York, your state could be next. Let’s turn the tide.
Please take a few minutes to sign this petition and pass on to your friends and family.
If you want to take it even one step further, contact the Assemblywoman directly and tell her to drop this bill - http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Margaret-M-Markey/contact/ ;
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