Dr. Susan Berry

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

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Exclusive: Common Core Developers Attack National Homeschooling Group over Documentary

A leaked email from the deputy executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the nonprofits that developed and owns the copyrights to the Common Core standards, indicates the group is mobilizing Common Core supporters in the face of the release of a documentary film from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) on Monday. Mar 29, 2014 7:50 PM PT

'Pro-Life' West Virginia Gov. Tomblin Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Restriction

In a press statement regarding his veto of the measure, Tomblin, who has claimed to be pro-life, ironically said, “I believe there is no greater gift of love than the gift of life. I have stated this time and again throughout my career and it is reflected in my legislative voting record.” Mar 29, 2014 2:00 PM PT

More Parents Choose Homeschooling Due to Common Core

As Common Core champions like Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continue to attack parents, teachers, and taxpayers for what they claim are “myths” spread about the centralized standards initiative, many parents across the nation are not convinced. Mar 27, 2014 9:01 PM PT

Appeals Court Upholds New Texas Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a new Texas abortion law, passed last summer, that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals and strict adherence to FDA protocol when administering abortion pills. Mar 27, 2014 8:39 PM PT

Connecticut Follows Obama's Call, Raises Minimum Wage

Connecticut’s Democrat-led legislature voted Wednesday to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017, as called for by President Obama who wants to do the same at the federal level. Mar 27, 2014 11:49 AM PT

Common Core Expert Sandra Stotsky: Indiana Should Return to 2006 English Language Arts Standards

While Indiana may be the first state to legislatively dump the Common Core standards, the jury is still out on whether the state will simply “rebrand” the nationalized standards, relabeling them with a different name, or make a decided effort to provide Hoosiers with what Gov. Mike Pence (R) refers to as “uncommonly high” standards that are “among the best in the nation.” Mar 26, 2014 2:40 AM PT

Barbara Boxer: Hobby Lobby's Supreme Court Position 'Anti-Woman'

On the day that the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the HHS mandate, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) argued that Hobby Lobby’s position against abortion-inducing drugs is “anti-woman.” Boxer claimed that Hobby Lobby has never complained that Viagra is available for men under their health insurance coverage for employees. Mar 25, 2014 7:52 PM PT

Indiana: First State to Ditch Common Core Standards, or Will Hoosiers Simply 'Rebrand?'

The announcement came on Monday that Indiana has become the first state to formally abandon the Common Core standards. But Gov. Mike Pence’s (R) signature on the bill has been met with considerable skepticism as critics of the nationalized initiative contend that the state may simply “rebrand” most of the same Common Core standards with a different label. Mar 24, 2014 10:46 PM PT


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