Dr. Susan Berry

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


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NYT: Common Core is Wedge Election Issue for GOP

Though the Common Core initiative was once dismissed as a little-known and tedious education policy issue, the New York Times says that the nationalized academic standards have grown to be a central electoral issue that is separating establishment Republicans from grass roots, limited government activists. Apr 20, 2014 8:40 AM PT

Experts Slam Indiana's Education Standards as Worse Than Common Core

Though in March Indiana became the first state to officially abandon the Common Core standards, both opponents and supporters of the initiative who have been waiting for the unveiling of their replacements are now weighing in on the final version released this week, and most say that, if approved, they could leave Indiana students with standards that are far from the “uncommonly high” set that Gov. Mike Pence (R) promised his citizens. Apr 18, 2014 8:20 PM PT

Ohioans Against Common Core Make Standards a Primary Election Issue

A group of Ohio grass roots activists who want the Common Core standards repealed in their state is taking the issue to their legislators and letting them know that if they want to be re-elected, they must commit to repealing the centralized education standards. Apr 15, 2014 5:06 PM PT

Study: GOP Will Grow with More White Conservatives, Not Less

A new study suggests that politically unaffiliated white Americans who are experiencing a shift to minority status will feel threatened by that shift and subsequently embrace more conservative policies. They will align themselves, therefore, with the Republican Party, providing that party with a more stable base in the midst of racial divisiveness. Apr 15, 2014 10:35 AM PT

61% of Public School Parents Know 'Little' or 'Nothing' About Common Core Education Standards

A new Gallup poll concerning public school parents’ views of the Common Core standards finds that even in states that have implemented the centralized standards, 27% of parents surveyed said they know “only a little” about the standards, while 29% know “nothing” about them at all, leaving 56% of public school parents with little to no knowledge of how and what their children are being taught right now. Apr 13, 2014 9:24 AM PT

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