Dr. Susan Berry

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

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GOP Courts Pence for 2016, but His Common Core 'Deception' Looms

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana is being courted by some establishment GOP leaders who believe he can take their party to the White House, and Pence himself seems to be warming to a bid for president in 2016. Pence and the GOP political class may be sharing the delusion, however, that the Indiana governor’s deceptive maneuvers around the Common Core standards won't be a factor in making him a viable presidential candidate. May 9, 2014 8:11 AM PT

GOP Poll Favoring Common Core Funded by Gates Foundation Grantee

The fact that more pollsters are providing surveys about the Common Core standards gives further validity to recent major news outlets’ claims that the controversial academic standards are a major political and electoral issue. A look behind a new poll, in fact, shows just how political Common Core has become for big government Republicans. May 8, 2014 8:46 AM PT

Homeschoolers Need Not Apply: Will This Be the Face of Common Core?

An Indiana-based energy distribution group that operates in Ohio has informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the company will not hire homeschool graduates, a situation that may not only reflect discrimination, but also the possibility that, with a nationalized set of standards such as Common Core, homeschoolers could be shown the door when they apply for jobs in the future. May 7, 2014 8:47 AM PT

Education Giant Pearson Wins 'Unprecedented' Common Core Test Contract

Pearson, the largest education company in the world, has won a contract for a Common Core test administration project that has been described by the state leader who negotiated it as one of “unprecedented scale” in the realm of United States testing. May 5, 2014 12:57 PM PT

Exclusive: Grass Roots Groups Join in Campaign to Terminate Common Core Standards Project

Breitbart News has learned that American Principles Project (APP), one of the nation’s leading organizations working to defeat the Common Core standards, will release a letter on Monday morning addressed to Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), chair of the National Governor’s Association (NGA), asking her to terminate the Common Core project. May 4, 2014 2:40 PM PT

American Pro-Life Movement Inspires European Action Against Abortion

The success of the American pro-life movement is inspiring European activists to restrict abortion in individual nations throughout the continent and to press the European Commission to introduce an ethics clause into its regulations that prevents the EU from funding any activity that destroys or involves the destruction of human life at the embryonic or fetal stage. May 3, 2014 7:51 AM PT

Study Finds Poetry Endangered in Common Core English Standards

A new study suggests that the literary genre of poetry is likely to become endangered in the Common Core-based English classroom due to the dramatic reduction in time spent on literary texts in favor of informational ones, a change that is implicitly mandated by the centralized standards. May 1, 2014 6:36 PM PT


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