Dr. Susan Berry

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

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Pope Francis Won't Rule Out Retiring

In another candid press briefing while on board a plane returning to Rome, this time from the Middle East, Pope Francis reportedly said he would not rule out retiring like his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. May 29, 2014 5:32 AM PT

Zuckerberg's $100M Goes Nowhere for Newark Schools

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg received much media attention in 2010 when he announced his plan on Oprah to give $100 million to help Newark, New Jersey’s failing public schools. However, as observed by Dale Russakoff in the New Yorker, four years later Zuckerberg’s funding has been spent on labor contracts and consulting fees with no improvement in student performance. May 26, 2014 3:25 PM PT

Letter Campaign Urges Oklahoma's Mary Fallin to Repeal Common Core

In the wake of the Oklahoma state legislature’s overwhelming approval of a bill to repeal and replace the Common Core standards, Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E.) has begun a letter-writing campaign to urge Fallin to sign the bill. May 26, 2014 12:38 PM PT

CA Teachers Sue Against 'Union Tyranny'

Ten California school teachers and an education associate are challenging the state’s law that requires all public employees to join and support a union as a condition of employment. May 25, 2014 12:52 PM PT

Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Common Core

The Oklahoma legislature voted overwhelmingly Friday night to repeal the Common Core math and English standards for its state’s schools and to replace them with standards developed by the state. The bill now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin’s (R) desk for her signature. May 24, 2014 9:38 AM PT

Teacher: White 'Privilege' Makes Common Core Necessary

As Common Core opponents increasingly gain ground, the initiative’s supporters are articulating more of the social engineering ideology that is at the heart of the nationalized standards. May 22, 2014 11:10 AM PT

AZ State Superintendent: Common Core Opponents Are 'Barbarians at the Gate'

Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction last week compared Common Core opponents to “barbarians at the gate,” and vowed to fight them to defend the nationalized standards whose main agenda, it appears, is to invest taxpayer dollars into yet another social justice program that ensures equity across racial and socioeconomic lines. May 20, 2014 7:33 AM PT


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