Twin Legislation Bill for North Carolina sign now

To: North Carolina State Senators and Representatives

We, the undersigned, petition North Carolina State Senators and Representatives to pass legislation in the state of North Carolina similar to that of Minnesota's "Twin Bill". It was sponsored by Minnesota Senator Dennis Frederickson and signed into law by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty on May 5, 2005 and gives the parents/guardians of multiple birth children the ability to decide whether to separate them into different classrooms. Illinois recently passed a similar bill and the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution that recommends school districts take into account parents requests. We believe that arbitrarily separating all twins and higher order multiples based solely upon their multiplicity and the past practices of The Department of Education is discriminatory and therefore unacceptable. Multiplicity is a birthright and the decision to separate or keep the children together within the classroom should be made on a case-by-case basis, based upon the childrens individual needs.

Renowned twins researchers Dr. Nancy Segal, Dr. John Mascazine and the International Society for Twin Studies as well as support groups like the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs all advocate a flexible classroom placement policy. We also believe that parents/guardians of multiples should have the primary voice in any classroom placement decision made for their children, as they know best their individual psychological, emotional and social needs. With the increase of multiple birth children continuing to rise, this is an issue that will only gain more exposure and validity. We ask that North Carolina introduce and pass legislation to reflect these parental rights and be among these early states in protecting equality for multiple birth children and their parents.


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  • 01 January 2016750. Karen R
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  • 31 December 2015749. Gretchen H
    City Wilmington why is this even a question?
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  • 31 October 2015736. Virginia R
    City Burgaw It is my God given right to have a voice for my children and what I believe is best for them. Please pass this legistation in NC.
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  • 08 October 2015730. Alice J
    City Wilmington As a mother of fraternal twin girls who look nothing alike, I have been forced to separate them due to antiquated thoughts and perceptions. My children share the same birthdate, family and that is about it, they have separate interests, s
  • 08 October 2015729. Buschmila M
    City Wilmington, NC LET ME CHOSE, THEY'RE MY KIDS!
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    City Troy Thank you!
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  • 17 September 2015725. Kathleen F
    City Schenectady Respect the rights of the parents, please
  • 15 September 2015724. Neal B
    City Newton Grove i have twin boys and i want this option

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