Dr. Susan Berry

Susan Berry has a doctorate in psychology. She writes about cultural, educational, and healthcare policy issues.


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Christians Search for Refuge amid Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Members of the small Christian community caught between the Israel-Gaza border are seeking refuge in bomb shelters as the Hamas-ruled Gaza strip has already experienced at least 1,000 Israeli air strikes intended for Palestinian rockets and rocket launchers. Jul 13, 2014 4:45 PM PT

Student Data Tied To Common Core Off-Limits To Parents

States that were awarded grants from President Obama’s Race to the Top (RttT) stimulus bill program agreed to implement the Common Core standards and to comply with the “Four Assurances,” one of which was the requirement of “Building data systems that measure student growth and success.” The problem? Private student data is off-limits to parents. Jul 12, 2014 9:45 PM PT

Common Core Architect David Coleman's Next Deception: The New AP U.S. History Exam

Polls increasingly show that as more Americans learn about the Common Core standards, they don’t like what they see. Hopefully, Americans will feel the same way as they learn more about how the new Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History exam will decimate the teaching of traditional American history, turning it into a leftist view of an America that is based on identity politics rather than a Constitution meant to protect the rights of individual freedoms. Jul 12, 2014 8:12 AM PT

Teachers Union's Mixed Messages On Common Core Shows Weakness in Political Agenda

Though the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) received millions of dollars in funding from the private Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the development of the Common Core standards, the union will begin its annual convention in Los Angeles Friday with the announcement that it will award grants to assess the standards and write others to replace them. Jul 11, 2014 1:46 PM PT

Jesuit School Graduates Press Congress for Amnesty

More than 1,200 graduates of Jesuit universities and high schools have signed a petition that urges fellow alumni in the House to “seek comprehensive immigration reform without delay.” Jul 11, 2014 11:52 AM PT

Homeschoolers Confront Common Core Standards

Though the nationalized Common Core standards will not impact homeschooled students initially, within a few years, when those same students take the SAT or ACT college exams, they could be at a disadvantage for not having studied the “Common Core way” at home. Jul 10, 2014 12:53 PM PT

D.C. National Migration Conference Invokes Words of Pope Francis: 'Jesus Was a Refugee'

The 2014 National Migration Conference (NMC), held in Washington, D.C., is about to come to a close on Thursday, July 10. The event, which clearly highlights the partnership between the Catholic Church in the United States and the U.S. government on the issue of aid for immigrants, is occurring this year at a time when the U.S. is being flooded with thousands of illegal immigrant children and teens. Jul 10, 2014 12:49 PM PT

New Jersey Senate to Vote Thursday on Slowdown of Common Core

The New Jersey state Senate will vote Thursday on a bill that establishes a task force to study the Common Core standards, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and the use of student test scores on the Common Core-aligned assessments for evaluating teachers’ performance. Jul 8, 2014 1:43 PM PT

Democrat Lawmakers Plan Offensive Against SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, Democrat lawmakers are hoping to draw Republicans into a fight about birth control by introducing legislation that would counter the high court’s ruling that the health law’s HHS mandate cannot require some businesses to provide free contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees through health insurance plans. Jul 8, 2014 11:01 AM PT

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