Dr. Susan Berry

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


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The Guardian: Common Core 'Political Poison'

The Guardian observes that the Common Core standards have dramatically turned into “political poison.” Nicky Woolf writes that the controversial nationalized standards which “at first seemed so harmless” have become a “hot potato” for politicians. Aug 4, 2014 10:59 AM PT

Gates-Funded Fordham Institute's Petrilli: 'Pro-Common Core Side Is Still Way Out Ahead'

Ardent Common Core supporter Mike Petrilli, who, as of August 1, is the new president of the Fordham Institute, wrote in a piece on the organization’s website that though “there’s little doubt that in the ‘air war’ over the Common Core – especially in the conservative media – we’re getting our butts kicked,” the fact that 42 states are still on board with the controversial standards means that “the pro-Common Core side is still way out ahead.” Aug 1, 2014 5:39 PM PT

Politico: Moms Are Winning the Common Core War

Despite Common Core champion Bill Gates funneling millions of dollars from his foundation to powerhouses like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the two largest teachers unions in the country, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Politico says it’s “the moms” who are winning the Common Core war. Jul 30, 2014 5:43 AM PT

Jindal Administration Files Counter Suit To Invalidate PARCC Common Core Consortium Memorandum of Understanding

On Tuesday, the administration of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) filed a lawsuit to invalidate the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Common Core consortium PARCC on the basis that the MOU attempts to improperly delegate the constitutional authority of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the state legislature to a consortium of other states. Jul 29, 2014 1:37 PM PT

U.S. Catholic Bishops' Partnership with Feds on Immigration Belies Deeper Conflicts

In response to President Obama’s executive order last week banning “all companies that receive a contract from the federal government from discriminating against their LGBT employees,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have responded by decrying the order as “unprecedented and extreme.” What they didn’t say, however, is that they would stop relying on partnerships with the federal government to fund their immigrant programs. Jul 27, 2014 4:47 PM PT

Feminist Professor Pleads No Contest To Assaulting Pro-Life Teen

A feminist studies professor at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor charges of grand theft, vandalism, and battery this week after she attacked a young female pro-life protestor in March. Jul 26, 2014 7:29 PM PT

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