Dr. Susan Berry

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

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NJ Parent Groups Blast Chris Christie's Common Core Executive Order

Grassroots parent groups that oppose the Common Core standards are blasting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for issuing an executive order Monday that creates a handpicked study commission to make recommendations by 2015 on the effectiveness of the assessments tied to the standards. Jul 17, 2014 8:40 AM PT

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules State Legislature Has Authority to Repeal Common Core Standards

In a case that has drawn attention to the level of power attained by largely unelected state boards of education over the elected representatives of the people in a state legislature, the Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the state’s repeal of the Common Core standards, ruling that the Oklahoma legislature had the authority to repeal the controversial standards in the state’s public schools. Jul 15, 2014 5:17 PM PT

Senate Judiciary Holds Hearing on Bill That Would Overturn States' Abortion Restrictions

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday on what has been titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (WHPA), a measure that would, ironically, overturn most state pro-life laws which have been passed to protect both women from unsafe and unsanitary abortion clinics, as well as their unborn children. Jul 15, 2014 4:33 PM PT

Planned Parenthood's Sex Ed Pushes BDSM, 'Asphyxiation' to Teens

Pro-life organization Live Action has introduced another investigative video exposing Planned Parenthood’s disturbing practice of advising young girls about dangerous sex activities such as bondage/discipline and sadomasochistic sex (BDSM). Jul 15, 2014 7:03 AM PT

National Governors Group Avoids 'Radioactive' Common Core

The National Governors Association (NGA) owns the copyright – along with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) – to the Common Core State Standards. When the nationalized standards are mentioned these days, however, many governors would rather change the subject. Jul 14, 2014 2:48 PM PT

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


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