Dr. Susan Berry

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

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Achieve Inc. Says New National Poll Shows Common Core Standards and Tests Have 'Solid Voter Support'

Achieve Inc., the progressive nonprofit education company that helped develop the Common Core standards, says that its third national poll shows the standards and the tests aligned with them have “solid voter support.” A review of the company’s announcement about the poll, however, suggests its headline exaggerates the findings, especially since most surveyed knew little or nothing about Common Core. Mar 14, 2014 12:42 PM PT

Oklahoma State House Passes Common Core Repeal, Derailed in Senate

Though the Oklahoma state House passed a bill Wednesday to repeal Common Core standards by a vote of 78 to 12, the bill was derailed in the Senate. The bill, HB3399, which was introduced by Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman, would repeal the Common Core standards and allow for two years in which the state can develop its own standards and tests. Mar 13, 2014 9:08 PM PT

Planned Parenthood to Host over 500 Events in 18 Cities to Push ObamaCare

Last year, President Obama said, “God bless Planned Parenthood,” a statement the abortion industry giant may be hoping to hear again as it ratchets up support for Obama’s signature legislation, ObamaCare, by hosting more than 500 events in 18 cities around the country, assisting the administration in meeting its goal of six million HealthCare.gov sign-ups by March 31st. Mar 12, 2014 12:09 PM PT

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


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