Dr. Susan Berry

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

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College Students Say Common Core Math Problem 'Extra Difficult,' 'Confusing'

College students asked to perform a simple math problem the “Common Core” way said it was “extra difficult” and “confusing.” Caleb Bonham, Editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, asked college students at George Mason University to perform the math problem, “32 – 12,” both the traditional way and with the Common Core method. Mar 17, 2014 4:32 PM PT

DOJ: At Least 35% Americans Eligible for Medicaid Under ObamaCare Have Criminal Histories

The Obama administration and the Democrat Party have told Americans that the reason ObamaCare was needed is because millions of people have not been eligible for health insurance due to pre-existing conditions. A 2011 report from the Department of Justice, however, contains the truth. Less than a million Americans are without health insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Yet, at least 35 percent of Americans are uninsured because they are convicted criminals. Mar 17, 2014 9:39 AM PT

'Glitches' Blamed for Nationwide Common Core Test Delay

As the Common Core standards continue to draw intense controversy from parents, teachers, and taxpayers across the country, one of the test consortia creating and operating the multi-state assessments aligned with the standards has abruptly delayed its field tests by one week, causing major scheduling problems in some school districts. Mar 17, 2014 8:38 AM PT

Indiana: Ground Zero in the Battle over the Common Core Standards

The state of Indiana could be poised to become the first state to fully withdraw from the Common Core standards; but in the battle that continues in the Hoosier state, Americans will see the strong political pressure placed upon parents, teachers, and taxpayers to conform to centralized education standards. Mar 16, 2014 1:32 AM PT

Bill Gates Asks Teachers to Explain Common Core to Parents

Bill Gates, whose private foundation has spent upward of $170 million for the development and implementation of the Common Core State Standards, is asking teachers to help parents understand the standards, hoping this effort will defeat critics of the centralized education initiative. Mar 14, 2014 8:56 PM PT

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


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