Dr. Susan Berry

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

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Thousands Urge OK Gov. Mary Fallin to Sign Common Core Repeal Bill

Thousands of parents, teachers, and concerned citizens are urging Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) to sign a Common Core repeal bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature. Fallin has until Saturday, June 7 to decide whether to sign the bill that would end the Common Core standards in her state. Jun 2, 2014 4:21 PM PT

Joe Arpaio Insulted in 'Incendiary' Chicago Public School Test Question on Immigration

A test question on a Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) assessment asking seventh graders to compare differing views on immigration, including one written by a fictitious Bush administration official whose name sounds almost exactly like that of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been scrubbed from the curriculum and dismissed as a misunderstanding by CPS officials. Jun 2, 2014 11:19 AM PT

Court Orders Halt on Pearson Ed Common Core Test Contract

A New Mexico judge has ruled that state officials must review a protest filed by a Washington, D.C.-based assessment organization prior to moving forward with what could be a lucrative contract awarded to Pearson by the PARCC Common Core assessment consortium. May 31, 2014 10:22 AM PT

Louisiana Parents Report Ridicule By Pro-Common Core Representatives During Legislative Hearings

Members of grassroots parent groups fighting to defeat the Common Core standards in Louisiana knew they were up against tough and well-funded competition in the form of special interest groups lobbying for the nationalized education standards. What parents did not expect, however, was to be treated with open ridicule and mocking, and even intimidation, by members of pro-Common Core organizations. May 30, 2014 7:35 AM PT

Pope Francis Won't Rule Out Retiring

In another candid press briefing while on board a plane returning to Rome, this time from the Middle East, Pope Francis reportedly said he would not rule out retiring like his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. May 29, 2014 5:32 AM PT

Zuckerberg's $100M Goes Nowhere for Newark Schools

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg received much media attention in 2010 when he announced his plan on Oprah to give $100 million to help Newark, New Jersey’s failing public schools. May 26, 2014 3:25 PM PT


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