Dr. Susan Berry

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

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Democrat-Led West Virginia Legislature Passes 20-Week Abortion Limit

The Democrat-led West Virginia state senate passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act over the weekend by a vote of 29-5, with the support of 19 Democrats. The legislation had previously been passed by the Democrat-controlled state house by a vote of 79-17 with the support of 33 Democrats. Mar 10, 2014 9:00 PM PT

Common Core Woes Lead to New 'Dumbed-Down' SAT

It is no accident that the so-called “architect” of the Common Core standards is now president of the College Board. Barack Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” education into the latest social justice iteration has hit a road block, and David Coleman has come to save the day with a newer, “dumbed-down” SAT, so easy that almost anybody can get into college. Mar 10, 2014 2:44 PM PT

CPAC Panel Slams Common Core Standards

A panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday criticized the Common Core standards as a top-down, centralized system of government intervention that threatens state and local school autonomy, student privacy, and the continued expansion of more school options for parents and children. Mar 7, 2014 3:55 PM PT

How States and School Districts Can Opt Out of Common Core

States that want to opt out of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and/or the tests aligned to or based on its standards are being threatened by a toothless tiger that doesn’t want the states to know the tiger has no claws. Mar 7, 2014 9:01 AM PT

Conservative Christian Group that Backed Arizona Religious Freedom Law: 'We're Not Going Anywhere'

Contrary to what many in the main-stream media have claimed, the conservative Christian group that backed and drafted Arizona’s Religious Freedom Law has not been pouting since Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the measure. In fact, the organization is actually celebrating the fact that 123 of the bills it has supported since its inception in 1995 have been signed into law. Mar 5, 2014 6:19 PM PT

DNC Members Can't Name Even One Hillary Clinton Achievement

MRC TV interviewed members of the Democratic National Committee at their winter meeting to ask their views of Hillary Clinton’s achievements. Apparently, none of those interviewed could come up with even a single accomplishment attributed to the former Secretary of State. Mar 5, 2014 1:19 PM PT

Homeland Security Will Not Deport German Christian Homeschoolers the Romeikes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has verbally informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the Romeike family, German homeschoolers who sought legal asylum in the United States, has been granted indefinite deferred action status, which means that the order for their removal from the United States will not be acted upon. Mar 4, 2014 3:18 PM PT

Jeb Bush Has a 'Common Core' Problem

Accompanying the rising speculation that Jeb Bush is weighing a run for president in 2016 comes the question of whether an establishment candidate like Bush can survive being an avid supporter of the Common Core academic standards. Mar 4, 2014 1:28 PM PT

Supreme Court Denies Review of Romeike German Homeschoolers' Appeal

The United States Supreme Court has denied review in the appeal of the Romeike parents, German homeschoolers who sought and were granted asylum in the U.S. to avoid losing custody of their children in their country, where homeschooling is largely illegal. Mar 3, 2014 11:28 AM PT

American Atheists President: Conservatives 'Pretend Christianity Still Holds Water' in USA

In an interview with Salon, the president of American Atheists reviewed the decision of the American Conservative Union (ACU) to rescind his organization’s invitation to CPAC. David Silverman charges that the ACU is both “pretending” that “atheists aren’t relevant” and that “Christianity still holds water in American society.” Mar 1, 2014 6:14 PM PT


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