Beverly K. Eakman

Beverly K. Eakman is a lecturer, columnist, and the author of four books on mental- health issues, data-trafficking, and education.  Her latest book is Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms Are Producing a Nation of Sitting Ducks.

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  • March 2009

    School of Rape: From Health Class to Hotties

    America’s educational landscape is being transformed under the cover of “health.” This transformation began with sex education, which once was relegated to a subunit of physiology that addressed the science of human reproduction.

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  • January 2009

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    When the late Tony Snow stepped down from his position as President George W. Bush’s press secretary, he explained that he simply could not “make it on $168,000 a year.” The comment didn’t play well in Peoria.

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  • December 2008

    Homeschooling as Mental Illness

    On March 10, California’s 2nd Appellate Court virtually banned homeschooling. Then on March 11, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene of the Centers for Disease Control announced epidemic levels of sexually transmitted diseases among teenage girls (one in four).

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  • Election 2008 Guide

    As I was downloading oldies onto my computer the other day, I found a classic hit from the 1950’s: “Yakety-Yak” by the Coasters. Back in the 50’s, every kid in America—white, black, Hispanic, or Asian; native or naturalized—identified with that song.

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  • “Clear®”: The Price of a Civil Airport Shakedown

    I first read about it in the newspaper: a new concept in speeding up airline security called Clear®. The idea is to pre-inspect, via extensive background checks, passengers traveling by air so that bottlenecks in the security lines can be eliminated, and “cleared” passengers, whisked through.

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  • December 2007

    Clueless in the Congress: The Reauthorization of a Reckless Bill

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the No Child Left Behind Act are up for reauthorization again. This process typically entails legislators tweaking the bill—a caveat here, a zinger there. Almost always, it translates into more money.

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  • September 2005

    Outsourcing Parenthood

    Two categories of parents emerged in the 1970’s: those who wanted to rear children and those who merely wanted to have them.

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  • August 2005

    The Legacy of Sandra Dee

    A first-wave Baby Boomer, I grew up the 1950’s and early 60’s. We teenage girls yearned to look like Sandra Dee (a.k.a. Alexandra Zuck), who passed away on February 20, 2005.

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  • April 2005

    Final Solution

    Public education exacerbates today’s toxic youth subculture. The combined forces of advertisers, television, teen magazines, and internet spammers have lured our nation’s youth into lives of promiscuity.

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  • March 2005

    Has America Lost Her Moral Gag Reflex?

    Since 1935, a branch of psychiatry specializing in hereditary illnesses and abnormalities known as “behavioral eugenics” has been warning of rampant mental illness.

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  • January 2005

    The Death of David Reimer: A Case Study in Psychiatric Politics

    David Reimer, the 38-year-old man who was raised as a girl (“Brenda”) following a botched circumcision in infancy, committed suicide on May 4, 2004.

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  • October 2004

    What? Are You Crazy?

    A nationwide initiative has been quietly in the making since 2002. Conceived in Texas, apparently with President George W. Bush’s enthusiastic blessing, there are now some 27 sites around the country piloting various parts of it.

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  • Blindsided by Education’s Leftists
    September 2004

    Blindsided by Education’s Leftists

    Michael Moore, the leftist director of Fahrenheit 9/11, got one thing right when he proclaimed at a June 24 press conference that, despite the Republican control of the White House and Congress, America is liberal. It is a fact.

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  • August 2004

    Anything That Ails You

    As far back as the 1970’s, shortly after the feminist movement was launched, it was estimated that as many as 30 million American women were taking tranquilizers.

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  • January 2004

    Terms of Empowerment

    Imagine, if you can, thousands of parents last January insisting that the Fairfax County, Virginia, school board distribute a 169-question sex survey to their 13-, 15-, and 17-year-olds.

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  • September 2003

    Real Education Reform

    Over the years, the NEA has amassed some 300 policy positions, itemized as annual resolutions and set out in a published legislative agenda. The publication purportedly reflects all educators’ beliefs on assorted issues, from homosexual advocacy and criticism of capital punishment to abortion “rights.”

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  • June 2003

    Making a Killing

    Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton is breath-ing new life into the popular perception of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a “disease”—a chemical imbalance that requires a stabilizing, “counter-balancing” agent such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, or another name-brand amphetamine to correct a defective brain.

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  • April 2003

    The SLA and the Child Experts

    If there ever was a case to be made against the therapeutic approach to childrearing—packaged as “parenting” by three decades of child psychologists—the pathetic image of four aging, 1970’s-era radicals, who gave themselves the silly name “Symbionese Liberation Army,” was it.

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  • January 2003

    The Slippery Slope of Safety

    Keeping up with technology is tricky. Sometimes, you find information in a press release; other times, you ascertain the full measure of what is going on through obscure legal and scientific papers, last-minute legislative “riders,” and seemingly inconsequential blurbs in the foreign press.

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  • October 2002

    Implanted IDs: Click Here!

    Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) announced in March that it had filed for FDA approval of its tiny ID implant, VeriChip, and the Florida-based company performed its first commercial implant on three local children on May 10, promising “easy access of medical rec-ords.”

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